Tuesday, August 18, 2020
On Aug. 18, 1920, Woodrow Wilson was in the Oval Office, Prohibition was in full swing and the dramatic conclusion of the fight to ensure a woman’s right to vote was unfolding right here in Tennessee. Thirty-five states had voted in support of the 19th Amendment, but the approval of 36 was needed to ratify. Seventy years of the Suffrage movement’s efforts all came down to one vote from one male legislator in Tennessee. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this historical vote, award-winning journalist and author Elaine Weiss joined the Sidebar podcast to talk about her book The Woman’s Hour, which tells the story of Tennessee’s role in the ratification of the 19th Amendment, and to discuss her research and passion behind the project. You can also watch a rebroadcast of Weiss’s full presentation from the TBA’s 2020 Virtual Convention today at noon CDT. Register for the CLE here.
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