League of Women Voters offers insight into historic time
Abby Crawford Milton of Fort Wood was 110 when she died. And in her active and important life, she served as the first president of the Tennessee League of Women Voters—in 1920, when the state became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.
Milton’s place in history will be revealed and honored on Monday, April 20 at the meeting of the League of Women Voters, as Dr. Daryl Black presents a program devoted to the women’s sufferage movement in Chattanooga. There is no charge to attend the event.
The local members-at-large unit of the nonpartisan League of Women Voters has reorganized, elected officers and is now planning programs and projects. The LWV is an organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. Membership is open to both men and women, and applications will be available at the meeting.
League of Women Voters April meeting, 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 20, Chattanooga Public Library, First Floor Meeting Room, 1001 Broad St.