• "Signature Clinches Suffrage Act"

    An article from the "Nashville Tennessean" titled "Signature Clinches Suffrage Act." Picture shows Governor Roberts signing the act and Mrs. Charl Williams of Memphis, vice-chair of the Democratic Exe…

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  • Suffrage scenes and leaders

    The Rotogravure Section of the Tennessean featured photographs of suffrage leaders including Carrie Chapman Catt, Elsa McGill, and Kate (Mrs. Leslie) Warner. Politicians such as Governor Albert H. Rob…

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  • "You Dirty Boy" Tennessean Suffrage edition

    A political cartoon published in the Nashville Tennessean, August 30, 1914, depicting a woman washing a man. He is wearing a sweater with 'Politics' on it. She is cleaning the man from a bucket labele…

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  • "Some of Nashville's Children Who Want Suffrage"

    Images of children identified as being in support of suffrage, published in the Nashville Tennessean, August 30, 1914. The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution granted women the right to vote. Whe…

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  • Women's suffrage ratification in the Tennessee Senate chamber

    This photograph from the "Ratification Issue" of the Nashville Tennessean, Sunday morning, August 29, 1920, depicts the Senate chamber at the moment that the clerk counted the historic vote on women's…

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  • Suffrage scenes at the Capitol when the Senate ratified Aug. 13

    This special page of The Tennessean featured photographs of both suffrage and anti-suffrage advocates at the Tennessee State Capitol the day the state senate approved the resolution to ratify the 19th…

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  • Press release on legal wrangling after ratification of the 19th Amendment

    National American Woman Suffrage Association

    This press release contains a 2-page statement by Carrie Chapman Catt about the machinations of the anti-suffragists to derail the ratification of the 19th Amendment by the Tennessee legislature. She…

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  • Bringing the victors home

    This article from The Woman Citizen describes the celebrations in Washington, D.C. and New York City that followed the ratification of the 19th Amendment. It contains quotations from various suffragis…

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  • "When Women Get Their Rights"

    A political cartoon by T. E. Powers published in the Commercial Appeal on February 25, 1908. It bears the caption 'A Political Parade - Not Yet, but Soon' and features women marching with signs such a…

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  • The story of the 36th state

    Upton, Harriet Taylor

    This four-page article details the struggle for the ratification of the 19th Amendment in Tennessee from the suffragist point of view. Actively involved in the process in Tennessee, Upton gives a dram…

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  • What`s the matter with Tennessee?

    A two page editorial in The Woman Citizen describing the constitutional situation in Tennessee which made calling a special session of the legislature to act on the ratification of the 19th Amendment…

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  • Government by injunction

    This editorial, from The Woman Citizen, describes the potential for abuse in the use of judicial injunctions. The author, listed only as A.S.B., claims that one "insignificant judge seeks to over-rule…

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  • "Votes for Women: A Symposium by Leading Thinkers of Colored America"

    A feature in the August 1915 issue of The Crisis, a monthly publication of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. It includes various pieces written by intellectuals and leade…

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  • "His Daughter"

    Hill, W. E. (William Ely), 1887-1962

    A 1915 cartoon by W. E. Hill as it appeared in "The Gracious Road to Battle" by Louise Davis in the Nashville Tennessean, January 11, 1948. The cartoon features a young woman standing before a crowd o…

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  • Safe

    A Philadelphia newspaper revels in the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Here, the Lady sits safely atop the Constitution while an anti-suffragist rat shakes its fist…

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  • With my compliments, madam

    This political cartoon shows Colonel Tennessee, hat held in one hand, offering a woman the ballot box with his other hand. The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution granted women the right to vote…

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  • Still trying to button it up

    Uncle Sam tries to secure the 36th button and final button needed ratify the 19th Amendment for "national suffrage," which gave women the right to vote. Look closely at his wife's dress and you can se…

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  • Hope at last!

    Wahl, Harold J

    A woman representing the woman suffrage movement climbs the "ratification cliff." She holds tightly to a tree at the summit labeled "Tennessee," the final state needed for the ratification of the 19th…

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  • Beware! The Negro and the new social order

    This broadside, published by some unattributed opponent of women`s suffrage, warns Southern men of the threat to states` rights if women attain the right to vote. It states that woman suffrage will re…

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  • Gov. Albert H. Roberts signing Tennessee certificate of ratification

    In this unidentified newspaper photograph, Governor Albert H. Roberts signs the Tennessee certificate of ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. The 19th Amendment t…

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