Tennessee Triumph Women’s Suffrage Monument

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    On August 18th, 1920, Tennessee was the 36th state to ratify the 19th amendment and was the last one needed to make it into law. To celebrate this event and to honor the women’s fight for the vote, and specifically Clarksville women, the Tennessee Triumph Steering Committee raised more than $100,000 from private donations to erect this statue.
    “Tennessee Triumph,” AKA Tennie, was dedicated on August 15th, 2020, in Clarksville public square near City Hall in a march and unveiling celebration.
    The 7-foot-tall bronze statue is depicting a woman at the moment she is voting. On her right hand, she is about to put her ballot into the ballot box, while, on her left hand, she is holding a scroll which says – “WOMEN! USE YOUR VOTE.” A smaller model of “Tennessee Triumph” is on display at the Clarksville Customs House Museum.
    The sculptor Roy Butler used 1920 Clarksville artifacts from the Customs House Museum in his design. The statue is one of the stops on the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Heritage Trail.

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    Address: Clarksville public square near City Hall
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  • Photo credit - Courtesy of Paula Casey.