Join us for a special NOON Learning Labs re-air of the Votes for Women Grand Opening at the Nashville Public Library!
In 1920, when the Tennessee Legislature cast its tie-breaking vote to ratify the 19th Amendment, cities across the U.S. rang bells in recognition — but Nashville did not. To mark both the 19th Amendment centennial and the completion of the Votes for Women interactive space at the Main Library, we hosted a video celebration of inclusion, inspiration, and voice. Our special guest was Rosanne Cash — singer, songwriter, author, and narrator of the PBS documentary By One Vote: Woman Suffrage in the South.
Artober Nashville is a program of NowPlayingNashville.com at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Artober Nashville is funded by The Ryman Hospitality Properties Foundation and Tennessee Arts Commission.
Although you can’t visit the exhibit at the Main Library just now, you can see the Saints or Monsters: Political Cartoons of the 19th Amendment online, below. Visit the album on NPL Flickr to discover the details of each cartoon. Through the use of satire and caricature, editorial cartoons illustrate the political landscape and draw attention to the issues of the day. Educational, critical, and entertaining, the political cartoons in Saints or Monsters offer a window into history and show just how much was at stake for American women and our nation in the years leading up to the ratification of the 19th Amendment.