Tennessee was the 36th state to ratify the 19th amendment. This amendment granted all women in the United States the right to vote. This digital exhibition looks at how Tennessee played its part in the suffrage movement. Note the roses used in this exhibit. Roses were used as codes for those for and against women's suffrage. People that were for suffrage would wear a yellow rose. People that opposed suffrage would wear a red rose.


Browse the Suffrage First: Tennessee and Women's Right to Vote, 2020 collections:

Harry Burn's change of heart

Suffrage's Dark Secret: White Supremacy

The Government is Man's Work: The Anti-Suffragists

The Most Dangerous Woman in the United States: Frances Wright

The Prison Special

Women of Color and Suffrage: Mary Church Terrell