Honor Tennessee's Suffragists

$7,926 of $15k goal

Raised by 47 people in 23 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.

Donate to the Completion

“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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$7,926 of $15k goal

Raised by 47 people in 23 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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Nate Levin
20 months ago

How can I *not* contribute to a sculpture that honors Carrie Chapman Catt?

Carol Chumney
21 months ago

So glad to see the women and men who fought for our right to vote honored! Carol Chumney

Mandy Haynes Young and Barbara Haynes
21 months ago

Please accept this contribution and half of it is in honor of my mother Barbara Haynes, Mail her a card if you would acknowledging the gift. 219 Moss Trail Goodlettsville Tn 37072 Thanks

Sidney Bennett
22 months ago

In memory of a time when Tennessee was a progressive state.

Eileen Beehan
22 months ago

In memory of my Irish immigrant grandmother, Catherine Corcoran Baldinger, who walked in her white dress in Nashville for the right to vote and told us about the responsibility to vote.

Joan Grim
22 months ago

Paula is a tireless advocate for women's rights and this project reflects her passion. Tennesseans should be proud to have their 21st century suffragette in Paula.

Allison Stein
23 months ago

Let's do this!

Ann Giammona
5 months ago

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

Karen Blake
8 months ago

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

Megan E Davis
8 months ago

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

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