Nashville Public Television (NPT) is partnering with the Tennessee State Museum and Nashville Public Library to host an online screening and discussion of NPT’s documentary: By One Vote: Woman Suffrage in the South.
Join us for an online screening and discussion of NPT’s By One Vote: Woman Suffrage in the South on Aug. 18, 2020, from noon to 1:30 p.m. That date is the centennial anniversary of when Tennessee – by a single legislator’s vote in the Tennessee General Assembly – became the 36th and final state needed to ratify the 19th Amendment, ostensibly granting women in the United States the right to vote.
NPT’s screening event will take place on the ITVS OVEE screening platform. Participants may RSVP or join the screening at ovee.itvs.org/screenings/jyxmh and will be able to share opinions and questions during the event.
After the screening, Mary Makley, By One Vote’s producer, will lead a discussion with Carole Bucy, Ph.D., Davidson County Historian and professor of history, Volunteer State Community College; Beverly Bond, Ph.D., associate professor of history, University of Memphis; and historian/author Elaine Weiss (The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote); all of whom appear in the documentary.
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash narrates By One Vote: Woman Suffrage in the South, a chronicle of events leading to the turbulent, nail-biting showdown that took place Aug. 18, 1920, in the Tennessee General Assembly. The U.S. woman’s suffrage movement began in the Northeast as an offshoot of the anti-slavery movement. By One Vote: Woman Suffrage in the South tells the lesser known history of the efforts by Southern women to gain the vote in the years following the Civil War through 1920.
NPT’s documentary highlights major figures in Tennessee’s suffrage movement such as Anne Dallas Dudley and Sue Shelton White; as well as anti-suffragist Josephine Pearson and key legislator Harry T. Burn. Carrie Chapman Catt and Alice Paul are among the national activists referenced in the documentary.
RSVP or join the screening at ovee.itvs.org/screenings/jyxmh.