Morrison Public Library will present a travelling exhibit ‘To Make Our Voices Heard: Tennessee Women’s Fight for the Vote,” opening Aug. 13. 

The exhibit, created through a partnership with Tennessee State Museum and the Tennessee State Library and Archives, explores the history of the woman’s suffrage movement, Tennessee’s dramatic vote to ratify the 19th Amendment in 1920, and the years that followed.

Due to Covid 19  it will be open curbside from 2-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Library Director Bonnie Davis said that in order to prevent any sun damage the display would be closed after hours.

The exhibition will be displayed through Aug. 28.

The exhibition is constructed of multiple dynamic panels, offering guests a touch-free experience of archival images, engaging stories and introductions to the leaders of the fight for and against the cause of woman’s suffrage. The stories begin by detailing the early challenges of racial and gender discrimination and continuing to the organization of African American and white women’s associations to encourage political engagement.

The Official Committee of the State of Tennessee Woman Suffrage Centennial was created by the appointment of the TN House Speaker and Lt. Governor and began work in February 2019. Governor Bill Lee declared August 2019 to August 2020 as the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Centennial Year. Under leadership from the Tennessee General Assembly, the Committee members include the Tennessee State Library and Archives, the Tennessee State Museum, the Tennessee Department of Education, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, the Tennessee Historical Commission, the State Historian, and the Tennessee Historical Society.

Learn more at TNWoman100.com.

Morrison Public Library is located at 138 West Maple St. in Morrison.

Morrison Public Library will be closed to the public until further notice but Curbside Service will be available from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Patrons can call 931-635-2060 to return or checkout items, or have small documents to copy or fax. 

 

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