The Woman’s Suffrage Movement was a decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy. Learn from local historian; David Ewing about Nashville’s role in the women’s suffrage movement.
Woman’s Suffrage Movement
Learn how Nashville women including Anne Dallas Dudley marched, organized, held parades and marches which led to the passage of the 19th Amendment giving 27 million women the right to vote.
Tour features information on Susan B. Anthony’s 1897 visit, the national 1914 Woman’s Suffrage Convention in Nashville, famous Hermitage Hotel and how the women passed the amendment by one vote. Ewing is an expert on the 19th Amendment and has helped the Nashville Public Library Votes for Women Room and Hermitage Hotel with their displays. In 2014 he started the campaign to successfully rename the street in front of the State Capitol for Anne Dallas Dudley. David Ewing will take you through the new Votes for Women room in the Downtown Library where you can see the image of his great great grandmother’s voter registration cards who was one of the first African American women to vote. From March 2020-2021 Ewing will take you through the Tennessee State Museum special exhibit of the Suffrage movement featuring over 75 items from this personal collection.
Private tours may be booked for a maximum of 10 guests and are 2 hours in duration. More time and guests may be requested for an additional fee.