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"The Vote" a Celebration of Women's Suffrage

August 10, 2020 | 7 pm
Bristol Train Station
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On Monday, August 10, 2020, at 7:00 P.M., at the Bristol Train Station, the Bristol Historical Association, the Bristol Train Station, and the YWCA, will jointly sponsor a public program in recognition and celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The 19th Amendment granted voting rights to women across the country where, prior to the ratification, women could vote in only a scattering of states, mainly in the West. The last of the necessary 36 states voted its approval for the Amendment on August 18, 1920, and the Amendment became effective August 26, 1920. We should all celebrate the critical role that Tennessee, and in fact, persons from East Tennessee, played in this process!Come and hear for yourself how this transpired.The program will be a drama presentation by Nancy Arnold. Mrs. Arnold has long been active in our community and has an impressive resume for sharing her talents in a variety of public performances.

Arrangements have been made for our planned program to be broadcast on the Bristol Tennessee public television channel. For folks in Virginia and elsewhere, it will be available on the Bristol Tennessee YouTube channel. Tune in to the Bristol Tennessee public television channel at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, August 10th, to see a dramatization by local resident Nancy Arnold on "The Struggle for Women's Suffrage And Tennessee's Historic Role." This event can be viewed through one of these sources:

BTES-TV subscribers Channel 16
Spectrum customers Channel 192

Further information is available online at: www.BristolHistoricalAssociation.com