TN Woman's Suffrage Memorial
Honoring the past and a legacy for the future

Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial Donations

Fundraising for the statue is still underway. To finish making this dream a reality, we need your help. Each donation is tax deductible.

  • Mail to: East Tennessee Foundation Suffrage Statue, 625 Market St., Suite 1400, Knoxville, TN 37902
  • The proceeds will go to the continued maintenance of the statue.

The Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial is to be unveiled at Market Square Mall on August 26, 2006, the anniversary of the date in 1920 when ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote, was certified.

The suffragist gave as they could, so donations of any type will be gratefully accepted.

We welcome your questions about the East Tennessee Foundation. Please call or e-mail East Tennessee Foundation at (865) 524-1223 or Toll-free at 1 (877) 524-1223 or etf@etf.org and mention the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial.

Photo from the Bryn Mawr College Archives.

East Tennessee Foundation
625 Market Street, Suite 1400
Knoxville, TN 37902

Toll-free 1(877) 524-1223
(865) 524-1223 - phone
(865) 637-6039 - fax

Leanna Brackett Millard, Financial and Administrative Officer
Jan Elston, Program Officer

   

Woman Suffrage Memorial Unveiling Ceremony

Aug. 7 - Oct.1, 2006   East Tennessee Historical Society Museum Exhibit The exhibit included actual banners used in suffrage parades, Harry Burn’s mother’s letter, suffrage music, anti-suffrage propaganda and more. East Tennessee Historical Society Museum, 601 S. Gay Street , Knoxville 37902. Hours are Monday-Saturday  10:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 am - 5:00 pm. For more information call 865-215-8824
August 26, 2006

 

The Re-enactment Suffrage Parade gathered at 9:00 am and marched at 10:00 am, leaving from the front of the City County building on Main street and traveling down Gay street to Market Square.  Some of the participants were wearing vintage clothes. There were replica banners that announced many delegations and replica sashes were worn.  The Girl Scouts marched in vintage uniforms.  Antique cars, and leaflets rounded out the festivities. 

Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey was the keynote speaker.  She was the first female judge to sit on any of the Tennessee courts of appeal, the first woman on the Tennessee Supreme Court and is currently a highly regarded judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Candace Corrigan sang her Lizzie Crozier French song, “Say it Loud” with the Susan Bees.   The Girl Scouts acted as color guard.

Immediately following the parade and speakers, the Woman Suffrage Memorial unveiling ceremony was held at Market Square Mall Knoxville, TN.


Friday, August 25   Reception at the East Tennessee Historical Society Museum. A reception honoring the descendents of the three featured suffragists and Harry Burn.  The last 14” miniature of the statuewas auctioned at the reception.
August 9, 2006 A slide show of “The Legacy and Challenge of Suffrage” during the noon brown bag lunch was shown at the East Tennessee Historical Society Museum.
August 6, 2006 Ossoli Circle hosted a Victorian Tea at the Museum and the Exhibit was open for previews.

 

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