United Methodist Women has endorsed Faith in Public Life and Interfaith Power & Light's voter reflection guide: Democracy, Values & the 2020 Election: A Reflection Guide for Faith Communities.
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2020 Democracy, Values & the 2020 Election: A Reflection Guide for Faith Communities
The dedication of the Tennessee Woman Suffrage monument at Centennial Park will be August 18 at 10:30 a.m., featuring an appearance of a female skydiving team. For more information, go to:
Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument | Ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
The 19th Amendment and Its Relevance 100 Years Later
Almost 100 years ago, Nashville was at the center of a political firestorm. Tennessee’s General Assembly was about to vote on the 19th Amendment and the state was the last chance for ratification guaranteeing the right to vote for women. Belmont and Edgehill’s United Methodist Women (UMW) will be transporting us to those tense and dramatic days of 1920 through a three-part series of virtual presentations. Speakers include historians, activists, and experts on suffrage, voter suppression, and the long road to equality.
Part I – Race, Religion & Politics in Tennessee’s Battle to Ratify the 19th Amendment (presented live 7-19-2020)
Watch the program.
Part II – The 19th Amendment: The Power of Women and the Power of the Vote (presented live 7-26-2020)
Watch the program.
Part III – Overcoming voter suppression in 2020 and beyond (presented live 8-2-2020)
NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Nashville celebrates the virtual opening of the Votes for Women exhibit on August 18. The permanent exhibit tells the pivotal and dramatic story of Nashville’s role in winning women the right to vote with the passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It provides space to explore the core themes surrounding women’s roles, democracy, and power.
The Parthenon, in partnership with Centennial Park Conservancy, will present a new exhibition, We Have a Vision: Nashville Women from the Centennial to Suffrage – Kate Kirkman, Anne Dallas Dudley, Kate Burch Warner, and Frankie Pierce. The exhibit, which will take place in the Parthenon’s West Gallery from July 17, 2020 through January 13, 2021, examines the role of four influential Nashville women, beginning with conversations about women’s suffrage that took place at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897 and continuing through the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920.
TENNNESSEE STATE MUSEUM
A special 8,000-foot exhibition commemorates the roles Tennesseans played in the passage of the 19th amendment. The exhibit is open through March 2021
FRIST ART MUSEUM
We Count: First Time Voters online exhibit is open through January 2021
HERMITAGE HOTEL SUFFRAGE HIGH TEA
Every Thursday to Sunday at 2 p.m. the Hermitage Hotel is hosting a high tea (abiding by social distancing requirements) to learn about the events leading to passage of the 19th Amendment.
DMA – WALLS FOR WOMEN
Women are creating original murals throughout the state, culminating with an event in Nashville on August 18
LEQUIRE GALLERY – SUFFRAGE EXHIBIT
With 2020 being not only the centennial of suffrage, but also an important time for women in contemporary history, LeQuire Gallery is dedicating the entire year with a roster of stellar exhibitions #celebratingwomen. We are honored to work with a most impressive group of master artists and look forward to your visit (by appointment).