Professional Development for Educators

Battle for the Ballot: An Inquiry Based Workshop on Woman Suffrage in Tennessee

Women marching in a parade for Woman Suffrage in Nashville, circa 1915.

Join us for an educator workshop focused on the story of the woman suffrage movement and the important role Tennessee plays in the ratification of the 19th amendment. Designed for Tennessee’s classroom educators teaching topics such as:

  • the development of the woman suffrage movement, including the Seneca Falls convention and the ideals of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth to the events of the 20th century and the showdown in Tennessee
  • the organizations and individuals involved in the Suffrage Movement, both pro-suffrage and anti-suffrage
  • Tennessee’s important role in the passage of the 19th Amendment

Standards covered in this workshop include (from standards updated in 2019) 5.09, 5.47, 8.42, TN.46, and US. 18.

Lunch, resources, and six professional development hours provided.


Tennessee State Library & Archives, the Tennessee State Museum, and the Official Committee of the State of Tennessee Woman Suffrage Centennial.

Workshop Dates & Locations

Dates and locations are listed below. All workshops will be held from 9:00 am -3:00 pm.

How to Register

To register, find the city closest to you below and follow the “Click here to register” link. Questions? Contact Kelly Wilkerson.

2019 Workshops

September 25

Hatchie River Regional Library
63 Executive Drive
Jackson, TN 38305

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September 26

Shelby County Teaching and Learning Academy
2485 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112

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NOTE: If you are a Shelby County Schools teacher, please register for this educator workshop through the Shelby County Schools professional development portal.

October 16

Washington County Department of Education
405 W. College Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

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October 17

East Tennessee Historical Society
601 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37901

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November 8

Cumberland Gap
LMU/Cumberland Gap Convention Center
601 Colwyn Street
Cumberland Gap, TN 37724

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December 5

Hamilton County Schools-The Teacher Place
1161 W. 40th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37409

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2020 Workshops

January 28

MTSU Heritage Center of Murfreesboro & Rutherford County
225 W. College Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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February 22

Tennessee State Museum
1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208

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NOTE: Saturday workshop

February 27

Union City
Discovery Park of America
830 Everett Blvd.
Union City, TN 38261

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June 3

Lincoln Memorial University
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752

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June 5

Prescott South Middle School
1859 South Jefferson Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38506

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June 11

Buffalo River Regional Library
230 E. James Campbell Blvd., Suite 108
Columbia, TN 36401

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