Part One: Guest presenter David Ewing gives the inside story of how it was that the Suffrage Amendment came down to one vote at the Tennessee State Capitol in August 1920. He also explains in detail the different personalities involved: from Anne Dallas Dudley to Sue Shelton White to Frankie Pierce to Josephine Pearson. And what role did race play in the debate? You may be surprised.
Part Two: The passage of the suffrage amendment is something we like to think back on, and because of that we often forget to talk about all the other incredible things that happened in Tennessee between 1917 and 1925. Let’s see… World War I. The rise of Luke Lea. The second rise of the Ku Klux Klan. The influenza epidemic. The creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Scopes Trial. “History” Bill Carey presents.