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Focus on Tennessee: Ratification story, plus special research project!

We’re focusing on Tennessee—a research project about African-American women in the suffrage movement, and another view of the ratification story. Do you know the story about Pete Seeger and his aunt, Anita Pollitzer? It’s another perspective on how American women won the right to vote in the state, Tennessee, that brought about the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. ALSO, an event in Maryland and update on Inez Milholland memorabilia.

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Pete Seeger, Anita Pollitzer And The “War Of The Roses”

Special meeting on September 15, 2018 about “Protect the Legacy,” a statewide project in Tennessee focusing on uncovering suffrage stories about African-American women and their political activity in Knoxville, TN at the Beck Cultural Center.

IN OTHER NEWS:

Another event in 2018 with the 2020 suffrage centennial in mind at the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center. ALSO, the Inez Milholland stickers are in the store at the National Women’s History Project. They are $1 and great souvenirs for your next event. Breaking news—the NWHP is changing its name to the National History Alliance. It will take a while for the change to be complete. When you’re thinking about gift ideas for the 2018 holidays, visit the NWHP store.

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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.

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