Votes for Women

The Legacy of the 19th Amendment


The Votes For Women Project is an interactive exploration of the power of women and girls, the power of voting, and the power of power itself. It opened virtually at the Main Library in downtown Nashville on August, 18, 2020, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.  If you missed the event, you can watch the powerful video celebration on NPL YouTube.

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It Happened Here

Nashville, we’re on hallowed ground. Ninety-nine years ago, women across America won their right to vote when Tennessee lawmakers cast a tie-breaking decision to ratify the 19th Amendment right here in downtown Nashville.

The Power of Women

The women who fought for the 19th Amendment changed the way future generations of women and girls could be heard and counted in our country.

The Power of Voting

In the end, this magnificent change came down to a single person: a Tennessee lawmaker who cast his ballot for ratification. The reason? A letter from his mom.

The Power of…Power

Nearly a century later, what are we fighting for? Which voices must still be heard? Who must still be counted?

Ways to Get Involved

Donate to the Honor Roll

Honor a woman in your life with a gift to Votes for Women project. For $250, her name will be displayed as a member of our Honor Roll on a digital sign in the room.