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World War I and the Suffrage Movement
Part One: World War I destroyed European empires and fostered the environment that led to the second World War and Cold War. Its battles killed and maimed millions and scarred a generation of soldiers and civilians. Tanner Wells, park ranger at Alvin York State Historic Park, talks about some of the most important and fascinating Tennessee connections to the Great War--from Medal of Honor recipient Alvin C. York to the half-dozen Tennessee soldiers who nearly kidnapped the Kaiser of Germany.

Part Two: 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 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.

Nov 8, 2022 04:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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