On August 18, 1920, the Tennessee General Assembly passed the ratification resolution for the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, giving the amendment the 36th — and final — state necessary for ratification.

On August 26, 1920, all women gained the right to vote, thanks to the actions of the Volunteer State.

A Message from Maria Lee, First Lady of the State of Tennessee

Tennessee Women’s Suffrage Centennial Events

Events celebrating the Women’s Suffrage Centennial will be going on for the next year all over Tennessee. Featured and upcoming events are listed here, and a full Calendar is available.

Featured Event

Kick-off to Tennessee Woman Suffrage Centennial

August 19, 2019 at War Memorial Auditorium

August 24, 2019

Celebrating 99 Years: Women’s Right to Vote

Celebrate Women’s Equality Day at Centennial Park in Nashville.

October 9, 2019

Tennessee Historical Society Fall Lecture Series

Tennessee Statesman Harry T. Burn: Woman Suffrage, Free Elections and a Life of Service