Yvonne Wood in Tennessee has been active in preparing for 2020, the nation’s votes for women centennial. Here’s one of her updates:
“Everyone says we should vote, and this is true. The women pictured in this photo are standing in Centennial Park, known as the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument. They represent all the suffragists who worked so hard for us and left a wonderful legacy in 1920 for all women in our nation to have the right to vote. Thanks to them for convincing the Tennessee legislature to vote for the law ratifying the 19th Amendment. Thanks for your wonderful support to help make this monument possible so all citizens now and forever will always know about Tennessee’s role in being the ‘Perfect 36th State.'”
The women of Tennessee spread the word about state history.
LetsRockTheCradle.com is a public service provided to the news media, policy makers, citizens, and all those interested in the national suffrage centennial in 2020 that will celebrate the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the United States. LetsRockTheCradle.com started as a blogging tour of the Finger Lakes region of New York State in 2013 by Marguerite Kearns and Olivia Twine in order to bring to the attention of the public the long and difficult struggle for women to win voting rights and the urgent need for public education about this time in US history.