Women's Suffrage Monument Unveiled

Posted at 5:33 PM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 20:57:58-04

Mayor Megan Barry and other city officials unveiled the new Women's Suffrage monument at Centennial Park.

The group chose Friday to unveil the monument so that the it could be part of National Women's Equality Day celebrations.

The monument features Anne Dallas Dudley and four other women who worked for women's equality. 

The piece was created by renowned Nashville artist Alan LeQuire. It was commissioned by the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument organization to commemorate the importance of Tennessee's pivotal role in granting women the right to vote.

The five women honored in the new monument 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 Tennessee to direct the pro-suffrage forces from the Hermitage Hotel.