Twenty years before Tennessee was a state

Abigail Adams wrote to her husband, John, a member of the Continental Congress, “Remember the Ladies.” She wrote, “ the new code of laws..., I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors....If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.”

Women Win the Right to Vote

The final dramatic showdown over the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote played out in 1920 in the Tennessee State Capitol. Suffragists, identified by wearing yellow roses, needed one more state to ratify the amendment and Tennessee was their last chance. The Senate approved, but the House was thought to be evenly split. Harry Burn, the youngest legislator, was against ratification and wore a red rose until he received a note from his mother urging him to vote in the affirmative. His “yeah” for the amendment was the deciding vote.

Alan LeQuire Selected to Design Monument

A Nashville based artist, Alan LeQuire's sculptures manage to achieve a living quality, which contributes to a career of public commissions and a consistent demand for private collections.