Posts tagged "herstory"
August 21, 1920: Anti-Suffrage Forces Go on Offensive in Tennessee

August 21, 1920: Anti-Suffrage Forces Go on Offensive in Tennessee

Last-ditch battles are by their very nature desperate, so it shouldn't be any surprise that anti-suffrage forces are outdoing themselves in their attempts to put up roadblocks to certification and implementation of the 19th Amendment.
August 20, 1920: Suffrage is Safe in Tennessee, For Now

August 20, 1920: Suffrage is Safe in Tennessee, For Now

Founding Feminists is FMF’s daily herstory column. Another day of cheering and waving of yellow banners from the galleries of the Tennessee House as day before yesterday’s pro-suffrage majority held together, and kept ratification of the 19th Amendment intact. When Tennessee became the 36th and final State needed to ratify, the anti-suffrage Speaker of the...
August 19, 1920: Suffragists Show Appreciation to Supportive Legislators After Historic Victory

August 19, 1920: Suffragists Show Appreciation to Supportive Legislators After Historic Victory

When not being fanned on the House floor, the legislators were entertained by being taken to luncheons, on country drives, or to motion picture theaters.
August 18, 1920: Suffrage Is, At Last, The Law of the Land!

August 18, 1920: Suffrage Is, At Last, The Law of the Land!

After 72 years of effort, "Votes for Women" is no longer a slogan or a distant goal.
August 15, 1920: Tide Turns Away From Suffrage in Tennessee and North Carolina

August 15, 1920: Tide Turns Away From Suffrage in Tennessee and North Carolina

Another plunge on the political roller coaster for suffrage forces today. With the final opportunity to ratify the Susan B. Anthony Amendment before the November election drawing near, momentum seems to have shifted back toward the anti-suffrage side.
August 14, 1920: Suffragists Keep the Heat on Tennessee House

August 14, 1920: Suffragists Keep the Heat on Tennessee House

The suffrage campaign stayed at high intensity today, even though it's Saturday and the Tennessee Legislature won't be back in session until Monday.
August 13, 1920: Suffrage Passes in Tennessee Senate, Moves On to House

August 13, 1920: Suffrage Passes in Tennessee Senate, Moves On to House

There's jubilation in Nashville tonight, as suffragists celebrate a victory in the Tennessee Senate that exceeded even the most optimistic predictions, and bodes well for the final vote in the House on ratification of the proposed 19th Amendment.
August 12, 1920: Suffragists Optimistic in Tennessee

August 12, 1920: Suffragists Optimistic in Tennessee

The week may have begun badly for suffrage forces, but it looks as if it will end with a victory.
August 11, 1920: Suffrage Amendment Will Come to Vote in Tennessee

August 11, 1920: Suffrage Amendment Will Come to Vote in Tennessee

A key, and quite encouraging victory for suffrage forces occurred today, as a motion to postpone a vote on ratifying the Susan B. Anthony Amendment until August 24th was tabled.
August 7, 1920: Tennessee "Showdown" on Suffrage Begins

August 7, 1920: Tennessee “Showdown” on Suffrage Begins

Today, Governor Albert Roberts issued a proclamation calling the Tennessee Legislature into special session on August 9th, with a vote on ratification of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment at the top of the list of 139 issues they will be authorized to consider.