East Tennessee PBS, in conjunction with American Experience’s THE VOTE celebrates the centennial of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, in which women won the right to vote. Wanda G. Sobieski of the Suffrage Coalition discusses the history of Tennessee’s vote to ratify the 19th Amendment, Harry Burn and the influence of Phoebe Ensminger Burn on, not only her son, but the 72 years of suffrage struggle.
By One Vote: Woman Suffrage in the South | The Citizenship Project | NPT – In August 1920 in Nashville, Tennessee legislators cast the deciding vote to ratify the 19th Amendment, thus giving women in the United States the right to vote. Narrated by Rosanne Cash, NPT’s original documentary BY ONE VOTE: WOMAN SUFFRAGE IN THE SOUTH chronicles events leading up to that turbulent, nail-biting showdown.
Former Tennessee State Senator Harry T. Burn discusses why he changed his vote and what it meant to woman’s suffrage.
Suffrage Coalition President Wanda Sobieski interviews artist Mary Ruden.
Presented by Home Federal Bank, the winner of the East Tennessee PBS Be More Award for the month of March, 2020 is Suffrage Coalition.
Announcing auditions for our new musical A Vote of Her Own