By Henry Piarrot
“Beware men of the south; heed not the song of the Suffrage Siren.”
The summer of 1920 was already one of the hottest in Nashville’s memory. Notwithstanding, the heat of the day never came close to the heat of the debate over a woman’s right to vote.
By spring of that year, 35 of the 36 states that needed to ratify the 19th Amendment had done so. Suddenly, almost 20 million women found themselves only one state away from their place in the sun.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.