Women’s organizations join to fete 19th Amendment
With a female candidate running for president in 2016, it’s hard to imagine a world in which women didn’t have the vote—but that’s exactly the world we’re reminded of at the Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga’s celebration of “The Vote That Changed History.” Many are not aware that Tennessee was the final state whose approval of the 19th Amendment did change history.
Only 95 years out from that historic moment, the Women’s Fund, along with GPS, the League of Women Voters and the Daughters of the American Revolution, is holding a celebration of this monumental victory.
Opening remarks will be courtesy of Autumn Graves and Carol Berz, followed by a viewing of “Iron-Jawed Angels,” the story of some of the lesser-known champions of the women’s suffrage movement. The League of Women Voters is hosting a table that will provide attendees the opportunity to register to vote.
The event is scheduled for Thursday, August 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the GPS Frierson Auditorium, 205 Island Ave. Light refreshments will be provided. (423) 394-8173, firstname.lastname@example.org