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Women’s History Month in the Upper Cumberland

By Elizabeth “Birdie” Hurt

The Vol State Office of Diversity and Inclusion is coming to the Upper Cumberland to help celebrate Women’s History Month with a free screening of the film “By One Vote: Woman Suffrage in the South.” This film chronicles the events leading up to the fateful vote that finally gave women the right to vote. Ratifying the 19th amendment had the deciding vote cast by Tennessee legislator Harry T. Burn in August 1920, forever entwining women’s history with Tennessee history. The documentary was created by Nashville Public Television, and is narrated by Johnny Cash’s eldest daughter, Rosanne Cash.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be at the Livingston campus and the Cookeville campus on Monday, March 28 to show the film and be available to talk about women’s history in America. There will also be informational displays on this topic.

If you would like to attend the event, it will be held in Room 208 on the Livingston campus, with information being given from 9:30 – 11:00 am, and the documentary being shown from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. The informational display will then be available at the Cookeville campus in the Atrium from 1:30 – 2:30 PM, and the documentary will be shown in Cody Hall from 2:30 – 3:30.

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