Exhibits and Programs

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 Exhibits and Programs collections:

Earnestine Jenkins Collection of Historical African American-African Diaspora Photographs

Memphis Massacre (May 1-2, 1866), 2016

From Active Duty to Veteran: Honoring Military Service in America, 2014

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, 2012

Delta: Everything Southern, 2012

Delta: Everything Southern, 2013

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