Votes for Women

The Legacy of the 19th Amendment

About

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’s set to open at the Main Library in downtown Nashville in 2020.

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 founding member of our Honor Roll when the room opens in 2020.

A Citywide Book Club 

Join us this summer to read The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, in anticipation of the upcoming 100th anniversary of winning it. And mark your calendar now for the finale event Sunday, August 18 with author Elaine Weiss, in conversation with Callie Khouri at the Main Library.