Harry Burn Monument to be unveiled in Knoxville, TN

A public unveiling of Knoxville’s second woman suffrage monument is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, 2018 by the Suffrage Coalition. The new Burn Memorial will commemorate the historic vote of state legislator Harry Burn, and the important role of his mother, Febb, in winning the right to vote for American women.

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The festivities on June 9th will begin with an historic re-enactment suffrage parade up Gay Street at 4 p.m.  The parade will be followed with a short program on Market Square at 4:30. The unveiling at the corner of Clinch Avenue and Market Square is scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m.

The Burn Memorial is a companion to the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial which already graces Knoxville’s Market Square. Nashville sculptor Alan LeQuire crafted both Knoxville’s Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial unveiled here in 2006 and the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument unveiled in Nashville in 2017. More information is available online at suffragecoalition.org/engage-in-history/ or by contacting Wanda Sobieski at wsobieski@sobieskimesser.com.