Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial

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Place Category: Memorial & StatuePlace Tags: 19th Amendment Centennial Anniversary and Places in TN

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    The Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial is commemorating the women who campaigned for women’s right to vote in Tennessee, the last state to ratify the 19th Amendment.
    The life-size bronze statue, made by the sculptor Alan LeQuire, depicts three pioneers of the women’s suffrage movement in Tennessee: Elizabeth Avery Meriwether, Lizzie Crozier French, and Anne Dallas Dudley. Each of them represents one of Tennessee’s three grand divisions: East Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, and West Tennessee. The quotations of the suffrage movement campaigners are engraved on the base of the sculpture to inspire the visitors.
    The memorial was unveiled on August 26th, 2006, at Market Square Mall. After 11 years of effort led by the Suffrage Coalition, whose mission is “to preserve the important history of Tennessee’s role in the woman suffrage victory.”
    Among the coalition’s achievements are the Burn Memorial, dedicated to Harry Burn (who was the last to sign pro the 19th amendment ratification), and his mother, Febb Burn, who pushed him for signing the approval, as well as leading the efforts to declare Febb Burn Day on August 18th.

    The Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial

    A short video giving a full view of the historical text of the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial.

    Wikipedia entry for the Memorial: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_Woman_Suffrage_Memorial
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    Address: Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902
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