As the nation marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage here in the final state needed to ratify the amendment, not all Tennesseans can vote. Tennessee is actually one of the hardest states for people with felony convictions to get their voting rights back.
The Nashville Public Library has officially opened a new permanent exhibit to celebrate 100 years of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The Votes for Women exhibit will focus on history and the importance of voting today.
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification. But even a century later, not all Tennesseans can vote. Felony convictions keep hundreds of thousands of people out of the polls.
The women who fought for the right to vote in Tennessee, more than 100 years ago, often had to face down social and family disapproval. One of those women, Frances Davis, marched in a suffrage parade a few years before the historic vote that ratified the 19th Amendment. The march was most likely in 1916, […]