Resolved: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. – The 19th Amendment
Conversations at NPL: Jefferson Street Over the Years
Jefferson Street has longed served as the crossroads for Black Nashville. What began as a footpath prior to the Civil War, this historic street developed into the financial, educational, cultural, and spiritual hub of the African American community. Join Special Collections to learn more about Jefferson Street’s historic role in our city and how it has thrived, and survived, over the decades.
About the Votes for Women Room
The Votes for Women Room was created to mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to The Constitution. This permanent exhibit explores a range of topics surrounding democracy, political movements, and women’s role in society through videos, interactive exhibits, a timeline, and interpretative panels.
Trace historic moments in American women’s history, as well as national and international events related to voting and human rights, along the Centerpiece Timeline. Learn more about Tennessee’s pivotal role in the ratification and important themes on race and culture wars through videos featuring writer Elaine Weiss. Discover the tactics and strategies people used in the “Anatomy of a Movement” interactive exhibit – and see how those strategies are used by today's activists.
A crucial focus of the Votes for Women Room is the Truth-Telling project featured in the Race section. This award-winning and thought-provoking digital exhibit is on permanent loan from the Frances Willard House Museum and is a reconciliation project on racism within historic women’s movements.
Challenge yourself in our Video Library section with videos from the past one hundred years featuring a diversity of women and range of topics covering political activity.
The Votes for Women Room is located at Nashville Public Library's Main Library. Go to the 2nd floor, proceed to the North end of the building. The Votes for Women Room is inside the Nashville Room. It is open during all open hours of Main Library.
For Media Inquiries
If you're a reporter, blogger, social media influencer, or columnist interested in covering Votes for Women news, contact:
(615) 862-5800 (office)
(502) 475-6029 (mobile)