Women’s Suffrage

On Aug. 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, ensuring that the right to vote could not be denied based on sex. Discovery Park of America will feature several temporary exhibits to commemorate the 100th anniversary of this pivotal moment in our nation’s history.

Beginning Aug. 14, 2020, Discovery Park of America will host three pop-up temporary exhibits for guests to discover more about the history of women’s suffrage in Tennessee. These exhibits will be on display through Dec. 31, 2020 and are free with museum admission or membership.


To Make Our Voices Heard, Tennessee Women’s Fight for the Vote

Rich with interesting stories and images, this exhibit explores the ideas and actions of generations of Tennessee suffragists from across the state. It is on display from the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tennessee State Museum.


Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

Discover more about the history of women’s suffrage with the temporary exhibit of posters from the Smithsonian Institution. The exhibit of ten posters explores women’s political activism, the racism that challenged universal suffrage and the ratification of the 19th Amendment. It also addressed the suffrage movement’s relevance to current voting rights issues across America.


Rightfully Hers

This exhibit contains images of documents, artifacts and photos that explore the sometimes complex history of the 19th Amendment’s ratification, women’s voting rights before and after the amendment passed and the impact that can still be felt today. It is from The National Archives in partnership with the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission.


Other related information

Listen to one of our latest podcasts featuring Paula Casey, who is the publisher of The Perfect 36: Tennessee Delivers Woman Suffrage.

Join the conversation. Register now for a free online panel discussion, “Tennessee Women, Society and Suffrage,” with three professors who discuss the role of women in Tennessee’s history, including the 19th Amendment. This will take place online on Thurs., Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. REGISTER TODAY

Read more about the exhibits in our latest press release and blog.

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