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Join MCV members for 19th Amendment Event Oct. 9
MCV members might be interested in attending this local event in October with a Scandinavian connection!
The TN Historical Society meeting at Fort Negley coming up on Oct. 9.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Fort Negley Visitor Center
1100 Fort Negley Blvd
Nashville, TN 37203
Tennessee Statesman Harry T. Burn: Woman Suffrage, Free Elections, and a Life of ServiceTyler Boyd, author and great grand-nephew of Harry T. Burn.
Rep. Harry Burn’s vote for Tennessee’s ratification of the 19th Amendment created one of the most dramatic moments in the state’s history – and myths as well. Tyler Boyd’s research on Burn and his career after his August 19, 1920, vote reveal a man dedicated for decades to expanding the franchise and the rights of women.
Guilford Dudley (June 23, 1907 – June 13, 2002) His father, Guilford Dudley, Sr., was a co-founder of the Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee. His mother, and Anne Dallas Dudley, was an activist in the women's suffrage movement in the United States. Guilford II was a Tennessee businessman and diplomat. He served as the United States Ambassador to Denmark under the Nixon Administration. He was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog.
Mother Anne Dallas Dudley November 13, 1876 – September 13, 1955) was a prominent activist in the women's suffrage movement in the United States. After founding the Nashville Equal Suffrage League and serving as its president, she moved up through the ranks of the movement, serving as President of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association and then as Third Vice President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, where she helped lead efforts to get the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution ratified, giving women the right to vote nationwide. She is especially noted for her successful efforts to get the Nineteenth Amendment ratified in her home state of Tennessee.