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Votes For Women is an interactive exploration exhibit opening at the Main Library in 2020.


Votes for Women

This permanent exhibit will tell the pivotal and dramatic story of Nashville’s role in winning women the right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It will provide a space to explore the core themes surrounding women’s roles, democracy and power.

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Saints or Monsters: Political Cartoons of the 19th Amendment

Art Exhibit Reception Saturday, March 7, 2020, 2 - 4 PM, Main Library, 615 Church Street

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Votes for Women presents a reception and viewing of Saints or Monsters: Political Cartoons of the 19th Amendment. Through the use of satire and caricature, editorial cartoons illustrate the political landscape and draw attention to the issues of the day. Educational, critical, and entertaining, the political cartoons in Saints or Monsters offer a window into history and show just how much was at stake for American women and our nation in the years leading up to the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The reception is free and open to all. The exhibit, also free and open to all, is on display at the Main Library until November 2020.

Votes for Women Grand Opening

Monday, June 8, 2020, Main Library, 615 Church Street

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Find out more about NPL's history why it's the perfect place for Votes for Women in this feature on our blog.

Support Votes for Women

A gift to The Honor Roll is a thoughtful way to celebrate a woman in your life while contributing to this powerful and meaningful project. All tribute names will be listed as inaugural members on digital displays in the room.

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Be a part of bringing this experience to life: donate your time. Make note of Votes for Women in the special notes/requests portion of the volunteer application.

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The Woman's Hour: A Citywide Book Club

Read. Remember. Vote.


In the summer of 2019, we shared The Woman's Hour reading experience with all of Nashville.

Nashville was captivated by a great book. We came together as a community to talk about it and celebrate the local history surrounding women's right to vote.

Check out a copy from your local library or buy one from Parnassus Books.

Get pulled into the story: watch The Great Debate for Women's Suffrage...Summer of 1920 on YouTube now, presented by The League of Women Voters of Nashville and Nashville Public Library.

The Woman's Hour citywide book club was a partnership of Nashville Public Library, the Nashville Public Library Foundation, and Parnassus Books in support of the Votes For Women Project.

For Media Inquiries

If you're a reporter, blogger, social media influencer, or columnist interested in covering Votes for Women news, contact:

Andrea Fanta

(615) 862-5755 (office)

615) 246-7423 (mobile)

Ed Brown

(615) 862-5800 (office)

(615) 475-6029 (mobile)

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