Tennessee to mark women’s suffrage anniversary with events
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is holding events to celebrate the 99th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which ushered in women’s right to vote.
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, the Tennessee State Museum and the Tennessee State Library and Archives are collaborating on events Friday and Saturday in Nashville.
Congress passed the 19th Amendment in June 1919. Three-fourths of state legislatures were required to ratify the amendment for its nationwide adoption. Tennessee became the 36th and final state needed for ratification in August 1920.
The park and museum will feature living history programs and hands-on activities. Historians will depict stories related to the women’s suffrage movement at the park.
Keeping with Tennessee’s “Perfect 36” nickname, the Tennessee State Parks Run Club will host the Perfect 3.6 Race for Ratification on Saturday.