New Date: Equality Trailblazers: Remembering Those Who Paved the Way
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About The Event
This course will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. Paula F. Casey, an expert in TN's role in this ratification, will take us on a journey through TN's role in ratification and the iconic individuals who helped pave the way for this to happen. Paula will discuss the National Votes for Women Trail markers that are being placed throughout the State of TN. One such marker, located in Memphis, TN, will represent House Representative Joe Hanover and will be placed at Bounty on Broad, Rep. Hanover's childhood home. Paula will also discuss the 3 lawyers featured on the Memphis Suffrage Monument and their role in the suffrage movement.
Paula F. Casey has dedicated more than 30 years to educating the public about Tennessee's pivotal role in the 19th Amendment's ratification in 1920. She produced a video in 1989 titled "Generations: American Women Win the Vote," and helped publish the book authored by Carol Lynn Yellin and Dr. Janann Sherman, The Perfect 36: Tennessee Delivers Woman Suffrage, which was donated to every school, library and college in the state. She served on the committee that selected the bas relief plaque that hangs inside the State Capitol Building in 1998 depicting Tennessee's ratification. She has been instrumental in getting suffragist public art placed in Nashville, Jackson, Clarksville and Memphis. She co-founded the award-winning Tennessee Woman Suffrage Heritage Trail with Jacque Hillman of Jackson that highlights the monuments, markers, gravesites and suffrage-related places of interest - www.tnwomansuffrageheritagetrail.com. She also helped edit the book, Why Can't Mother Vote? Joseph Hanover and the Unfinished Business of Democracy, by Bill Haltom. She is the state coordinator for the National Votes for Women Trail.
- AWA members$20$200$0
- Law Student$0$00$0
- No CLE credit needed$0$00$0