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Free Online Panel Discussion, “Tennessee Women, Society and Suffrage” Aug. 13, 2020

Aug 13th @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Free Online Panel Discussion, “Tennessee Women, Society and Suffrage” Aug. 13, 2020

To kick off the opening of the three temporary exhibits on Women’s Suffrage, Scott Williams, Discovery Park’s president and CEO, will host a free online panel discussion on Tennessee women, society and suffrage. Topics include the role of women in Tennessee’s history, including the 19th Amendment.

Guests include Dr. Renee LaFleur, associate professor of history and director of the Center for Women and Gender Equality at the University of Tennessee at Martin; Dr. Alice-Catherine Carls, the Tom Elam distinguished professor of history, also at UT Martin; and Dr. Minoa D. Uffelman with the history department at Austin Peay State University.

All three guests have contributed to an updated volume of the book “Tennessee Women in the Progressive Era: Toward the Public Sphere in the New South” tentatively titled “Public Women, Society, and Suffrage: Expanding the Narrative of Tennessee Progressivism” that will be published by the University of Tennessee Press in 2021.

Register for the free online discussion panel. It will be on Thurs., Aug. 13, 2020 at 10 a.m. via Zoom.

Other related information

Read more about each of the three exhibits on display, Aug. 13 – Dec. 31, 2020.

Look back at the very beginnings of women’s suffrage in our latest blog post.

Read about the details in our press release on women’s suffrage.