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Sculpture To Celebrate Tennessee Women's Role In 19th Amendment

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Posted at 2:58 PM, Jul 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 08:35:10-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A new sculpture planned for the state Capitol complex has been set to celebrate Tennessee women's role in passing the 19th Amendment.

In 1920, Tennessee became the 36th and final state needed to ratify the amendment that gave women the vote.

According to reports, there were five women who played critical roles in that struggle. Four were from Tennessee and the fifth was a national leader who came to Tennessee to rally support for ratification.

The sculpture was scheduled to be dedicated October 27. It would stand in War Memorial Plaza outside the state Capitol building.

The monument was set to cost about $900,000 and was being funded by the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument organization.

Paula Casey, the group's president, said the sculpture would help people learn about Tennessee's role in women's suffrage. 

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