LifestylesVotes for women! Town re-enacts historic moment in women’s rights

A group of Northeast Tennessee women gathered in downtown Jonesborough last week, determined to remind area residents of the importance of a woman’s right to vote.

“We feel like maybe younger people will cherish that right to vote if they understand the full fight for it,” said Carol Redmond, an organizer of the Aug. 18 event and a regent for the State of Franklin Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution.

The event, which brought together the local DAR, Jonesborough’s McKinney Center and the Heritage Alliance of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee, was designed to celebrate the anniversary — 95 years ago — of the ratification of the 19th amendment, giving women voters’ rights. More...


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