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Rally Held To Celebrate 95th Anniversary Of 19th Amendment

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Posted at 6:42 PM, Aug 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 04:36:03-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Wednesday marked the 95th anniversary of women getting the right to vote.

A celebration rally was held at the Hermitage Hotel.

Participants were encouraged to wear white dresses in honor of the women suffrage movement.

Mayoral Candidate Megan Barry also spoke to those in attendance supporting the role of women in the political landscape.

Organizers said it was an important movement.

“I mean we are talking about one half or more of the voting public was not voting, so we really want the women to get that and see, not which way they vote, this is not a campaign speech of any kind. I don’t care which lever you pull, just get in there and pull one,” said Mary Faulkner, the event’s organizer.

Tennessee was the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment.