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Inside Politics: 100 Years Of Votes For Women

Posted at 11:47 AM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 12:48:02-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) —One hundred years ago in August 1920, the eyes of the nation, even the world, were on Nashville and the State of Tennessee. Over seven decades of hard work to extend the right to vote to women came down to a decision in the Tennessee General Assembly. After weeks of intense lobbying and debate on our Capitol Hill, Tennessee became the Perfect 36, the final state needed to approve the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the suffrage. How did it all happen? How is Nashville celebrating this special moment in American history? And what does what occurred in Nashville on August 18, 1920 mean today and for our future? Our guest on INSIDE POLITICS is Jeanie Nelson of the group Votes for Women, an organization that is playing a big role in this centennial celebration.