Dedication of Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument

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NASHVILLE, TN — The dedication of the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument is being held on the 100th anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote. The Tennessee General Assembly passed the law ratifying the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution, August 18, 1920. The private event begins at 10:30 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 and concludes at 11:45 at the site of the monument, beside the Parthenon.A squad of professional women skydivers from the Highlight Pro Skydiving Team will begin the program diving from a plane 6,000 feet above the site. They will carry banners denoting the suffrage centennial and will parachute into Centennial Park at 10:30 a.m. and remain in the park for press interviews. The program includes a welcome by Metro Nashville Mayor John Cooper and Metro Parks Director Monique Odom. Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument board president, Yvonne Wood, will serve as moderator. Speakers include authors Tyler Boyd and Bill Haltom, as well as Guilford Dudley III and Trevania Dudley Henderson, grandchildren of suffragist Anne Dallas Dudley, Claudia Bonnyman and Ellen Davis, granddaughters of Governor A.H. Roberts who signed the ratification document, Davidson County HistorianDr. Carole Bucy, Tennessee Historical Commission director Patrick McIntyre, co-chair of Mayor’s Council...