Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument

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

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    Located in Centennial Park, not far from Nashville’s iconic building, the Parthenon. The monument was unveiled on August 26, 2016, which is Women’s Equality Day, and commissioned by Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument Inc.
    It features the five important suffragists in Nashville, who contributed to the battle of the ratification of the 19th amendment:
    Anne Dallas Dudley, who founded the Nashville Equal Suffrage League;
    Abby Crawford Milton, who was the last president of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association;
    Frankie Pierce, the founder of the City Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs in Nashville (there is also a park next to Tennessee State Capitol honoring her);
    Sue Shelton White, a feminist leader and one of the national suffrage movement leaders (there is also a monument commemorating her at Jackson City Hall);
    And Carrie Chapman Catt, a national suffrage leader who traveled to Nashville to guide the suffragists during the last crucial battle.
    The monument was created by Nashville-based sculptor Alan LeQuire who also designed the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial located in Knoxville, as well as the Suffrage Bas Relief sculpture hanging in the State Capitol between the House and Senate chambers.
    Every year on Women’s Equality Day, an event commemorating this day is held at the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument.

    Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument

    Gretchen Bates explores the creation and dedication of the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument in Nashville's Centennial Park.
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    Address: Centennial Park Walking Trail, Nashville, TN 37203
    Opening Hours: 6 AM - 11 PM
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