The Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tennessee State Museum are presenting a joint exhibition project designed to foster local history and bring Tennessee communities together in commemoration of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial in 2020. With funding from The Official Committee of the State of Tennessee Woman Suffrage Centennial and Humanities Tennessee, a limited number of pop-up displays will be made available to museums, schools, libraries, and other history organizations at no cost.

To Make Our Voices Heard: Tennessee Women’s Fight for the Vote explores the long history of women’s political involvement in Tennessee that led to a landmark moment in American history—the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. As the 36th state, Tennessee was the last state necessary to grant women the constitutional right to vote.

Rich with interesting stories and images, the exhibition brings forth the ideas and actions of generations of Tennessee suffragists from across the state. The exhibit encourages participating venues to tell their own suffrage stories and find creative ways to engage and inspire their communities.

The displays are expected to be ready for shipping by June 1, 2020.

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Bring This Story to Your Community

One of the primary goals of this project is to generate excitement for the Women’s Suffrage Centennial, culminating in August 2020. The project aims to facilitate community-based suffrage exhibits across the state. This approach allows participating sites to select their own exhibit dates, to install the panels to fit their space, and to foster community involvement through collaboration with local partners.

If your institution is interested in receiving this exhibit or learning more, please complete and submit the survey provided in the link below before March 31, 2020.

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Institutions can expect a confirmation that they will be receiving the exhibit by May 1, 2020. Once all printed exhibitions have been reserved, digital files will be available to print and display at the expense of individual institutions.

For questions please contact: exhibit@tnwoman100.com

Exhibition Details

Contents

  • Set of 8 foam board panels ( 36” wide x 48” tall)
  • Installation guide
  • Press kit

The exhibit will be shipped in a custom flat pack box.

The following required credits must be included in all materials produced in association with the exhibit:

To Make Our Voices Heard: Tennessee Women’s Fight for the Vote was organized by the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tennessee State Museum with funding provided by The Official Committee of the State of Tennessee Woman Suffrage Centennial. This project is also funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Title VI Public Notice

The State of Tennessee complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a federal law that protects individuals from discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin, including Limited English Proficiency, when seeking to participate in programs that receive federal financial assistance.

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If you have questions about Title VI or believe that a violation has occurred, please email exhibit@ tnwoman100.com with subject heading “Title VI.” All complaints must be filed within 180 days.