Tennessee's Role in Women's Suffrage and the 19th Amendment

Featuring Award-Winning Journalist Elaine Weiss

In August 1920, the nation’s attention was on Tennessee. The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote, had passed at the federal level a year earlier, and was making its way through state legislatures for ratification. It needed 36 states to approve it. It was stalled at 35. Tennessee presented the best hope for ratification and it delivered. The final vote for ratification came on Aug. 18, 1920.

This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of that ratification —  a historic moment that provides us a unique opportunity to celebrate a milestone in our democracy. The TBA is recognizing the anniversary with a presentation by award-winning journalist and writer Elaine Weiss, (https://elaineweiss.com/) whose most recent book, “The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote,” chronicles the economic, racial and political opposition suffragists faced in the months leading up to the final victory in Tennessee. 

Presented at TBA's Annual Convention, join Elaine Weiss as she takes you through the story of Tennessee and its monumental role in the ratification of the 19th amendment during the centennial anniversary. Honor the key players and celebrate this moment in history and its impact on the legal profession.

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Course Pricing
  • Member: 45.00
  • Non-Member: 75.00
TBA members who are judges, lawmakers and law students can take TBA CLE onsite courses at no charge for the programming. There may be a separate charge if meals, special materials or other premium features are involved.
Course Information
Webcast Replay:
August 18, 2020
12:00 - 1:00
Also available now as archived video
All times are central time
  • TBA Celebrates the Anniversary of Women's Suffrage
  • Approved distance learning for 2020
  • Convenient CLE from your home or office
Course Credits Dual Credits: 0.00
General Credits: 1.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to cle@tnbar.org for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.