Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Votes for Women



Marker ID: NHC 94
Location: at the intersection of Capitol Blvd. and Union St. on Capitol Blvd, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 9.821    W 086° 46.969
  36.16368333    -86.78281666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMAP5
 



Text:

On August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, thereby giving all American women the right to vote. After weeks of intense lobbying by national leaders, Tennessee passed the measure by one vote. The headquarters for both suffragists, wearing yellow roses, and anti-suffragists, wearing red roses, were in the Hermitage Hotel.



Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County