Women's Suffrage in Tennessee

Historian Steve Cotham talked about women’s suffrage in Tennessee. He showed a copy of the letter written to a member of the… read more

Historian Steve Cotham talked about women’s suffrage in Tennessee. He showed a copy of the letter written to a member of the Tennessee state legislature by his mother that convinced him to change his vote to be in favor of suffrage. With that vote Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, the number of ratifications necessary for final adoption. He was interviewed at the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection in the East Tennessee History Center.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2011 LCV Cities Tour” in Knoxville, Tennessee, on October 3-7 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Women's Suffrage in Tennessee

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
First Aired:
Oct 29, 2011
Last Aired:
Oct 30, 2011

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  • Oct 29, 2011 | 5:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 30, 2011 | 4:48am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 30, 2011 | 9:27am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 30, 2011 | 8:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 30, 2011 | 11:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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