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We Believe Betsy Ross

We Believe Betsy Ross

In March 1870, William Canby, the grandson of seamstress Betsy Ross submitted a paper to the Pennsylvania Historical Society recounting a secret meeting by Continental Congress representatives – George Washington, Robert Morris...

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Happy Birthday Susan B. Anthony

Happy Birthday Susan B. Anthony

Two hundred and four years ago today, little note was taken of the birth of a Quaker girl who later spearheaded the single most sweeping social and political change in this country since its founding—more than half all Americans who had been resolutely excluded won a...

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A Vote of Her Own DVD

A Vote of Her Own DVD

The title of our new musical "A Vote of Her Own" is a poetic reminder that from 1776, the date of the Declaration of Independence, until 1920, women of the United States did not have "a vote of her own". For 144 years, there were countless campaigns to enable voting...

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Welcome Jennifer Lee!

Welcome Jennifer Lee!

The Suffrage Coalition, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Executive Board has elected Jennifer Lee to serve as Secretary for the Coalition.  Ms. Lee is a native of Tennessee with a background in education and nonprofit management.  We are delighted that she has...

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1915 Parade

1915 Parade

--October 1915 Parade October of 1915 brought to the streets of NYC one of the most important parades in support of woman suffrage.  For a day, attention turned away from the ongoing world war and toward the long struggle here for equality for more than half its...

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May and June were the Miracle Months

May and June were the Miracle Months

Seventy-one years after the Seneca Falls Convention, on May 21, 1919, the House of Representatives finally approved the Susan B. Anthony Amendment.  The Senate followed on June 4, 1919.  Congress had finally approved the 19th Amendment and sent it to the states,...

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Febb Burn Banquet and Fundraiser

Febb Burn Banquet and Fundraiser

  FEBB BURN 2023 BANQUET We very truly appreciate your support, sponsorship, interest and help, making it possible for the Suffrage Coalition, Inc. to continue to locate and preserve the history of Woman Suffrage, especially in Tennessee.   We will be having this...

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Happy Birthday Lizzie!

Happy Birthday Lizzie!

May 7th is the birthday of Lizzie Crozier French—a woman of remarkable courage and energy. Born as Margaret Elizabeth Crozier in 1851, Lizzie was the 5th child of 9, and the second daughter of John Hervey Crozier and Mary Williams Crozier.   She was only 10 when the...

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Lucretia Coffin Mott (1793-1880)

Lucretia Coffin Mott (1793-1880)

Lucretia Coffin was born on 3 Jan 1793 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.  She was raised as a devoted Quaker and became an early feminist activist, abolitionist, and powerful orator. She eventually met and married the supportive James Mott, also a Quaker and devoted...

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A Vote of Her Own

A Vote of Her Own

A Vote of Her Own is looking forward to the debut of our new musical at the historic Bijou Theatre in Knoxville Tennessee August 20th. The resulting film will be part of a new Suffrage museum, planned for Knoxville, Tennessee. Buy Your Tickets Here Advertise in our...

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07-Day Women’s Suffrage Coalition Tour

07-Day Women’s Suffrage Coalition Tour

ONE TIME ONLY OPPORTUNITY SATURDAY, JUNE 11 - NATURAL BRIDGE, VAWe depart Knoxville this morning traveling through Upper East Tennessee and taking a morning break shortly after entering the state of Virginia. We continue through Virginia to Roanoke for lunch at the K...

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