“State’s archives offer look into role of women in Tennessee history”

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Midway through Women’s History Month is prime time to learn more about the impact of Tennessee women on the course of history.

The Tennessee State Library and Archives, near the state Capitol, has the resources to help. But you don’t have to drive to Nashville to access all of them, thanks to TSLA’s extensive online offerings.

Did you know Tennessee cast the decisive vote to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote? Find suffrage highlights in TSLA’s online exhibit, “Remember the Ladies: Women Struggle for an Equal Voice,” at http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/exhibits/suffrage, in addition to the Carrie Chapman Catt pro-suffrage collection, and Josephine A. Pearson’s anti-suffrage papers. Pearson lobbied vigorously against the 19th Amendment.

Online, TSLA houses a host of letters, diaries and other writings by and about women that shed light on their roles in different periods of history.

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