Honor Tennessee's Suffragists

$8,031 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 44 months
Paula Casey
for Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument Inc

Making of a Monument
·      Tennessee Was the 36th State Needed to Ratify the 19th Amendment (the last of the then 48 states, so Tennessee was named "The Perfect 36")
·      The 19th Amendment Enfranchised Half the American Population
·      4 Generations of Women Fought to Win the Vote
·      Only 8% of Public Statues in the United States are of Women

History will be made in Nashville again when a monumental bronze sculpture by public artist Alan LeQuire will be donated to Centennial Park, featuring five women who instrumental in the final battle for the right to vote the summer of 1920.  All American women vote today thanks to Tennessee.

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“This is what I want to do with the rest of my career, memorialize these women.” – Alan LeQuire

Be a part of history with your donation to the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument. The monument was unveiled in its temporary setting at Centennial Park on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, from 11 am - 1 pm. (There is a livestream available to watch. The link is at www.tnsuffragemonument.org)  It will be moved to a permanent location once park renovations are complete in two years or so.  If you want your name and city engraved, space permitting, on the wall around the monument, those donations of $500 minimum must be made by check and not here. Make check payable to TWSM, Inc., and mail to Yvonne Wood, 405 Westland Dr., Lebanon, TN 37087. She will need your e-mail address so a donor letter for tax purposes can be sent via e-mail.

Visit Lequire Gallery -
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 10am – 3pm.
LeQuire Gallery
4304 Charlotte Ave.
Nashville, TN 37209

Who Were These Women?

Leaders. Visionaries. Mothers. Ordinary people who did extraordinary things.

Five historic women are honored in monumental bronze, who were present during the final ratification battle in 1920: 

·      Anne Dallas Dudley of Nashville;
·      Abby Crawford Milton of Chattanooga;
·      J. Frankie Pierce of Nashville;
·      Sue Shelton White of Jackson; and
·      Carrie Chapman Catt, national suffrage leader who came to TN to direct the pro-suffrage forces.

Three contemporary women who broke barriers in their public service to Tennessee will be featured in bronze plaques on the wall surrounding the monument:

·      The late Rep. Lois DeBerry, first female speaker pro tempore and longest serving House member at her death in 2013;
·      The late Hon. Jane Eskind, first woman elected statewide in 1980 which was 60 years after ratification; and
·      Rep. Beth Harwell, first woman to be elected House Speaker in 2011.  

Find out more about these remarkable women and this remarkable story at www.facebook.com/tnsuffragemonument  and www.tnsuffragemonument.org

All contributions are tax-deductible.

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$8,031 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 44 months
Created May 14, 2015
Funds raised will benefit:
Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument Inc
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Lebanon, TN
EIN: 453177872
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National Society Daughters of the Union
5 months ago

This donation is made by the Julia Ann Marcum Chapter, National Society Daughters of the Union in honor of Patricia Pierce.

Judith Helfer
16 months ago
Patricia Pena
17 months ago
20 months ago
Barbara Christensen
23 months ago
Ann Giammona
26 months ago

The example of these courageous women shows us a way forward, in dark times and light.

Lainie J. Allbee
28 months ago
Karen Blake
29 months ago

So grateful for the strong women who forged the right to vote for all women!

molly schneider
29 months ago
Megan E Davis
29 months ago

So excited for the unveiling on 8/26/16. Important for TN and for our country.

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