Today marks the 90th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which established women’s right to vote. Tennessee was the 36th state to approve the amendment after calling a special session to decide the issue. The young man that cast the deciding vote was a legislator names Harry Burn who brought with him a letter that day a letter from his mother urging him to be a good boy and vote for ratification. Today we commemorate, celebrate and contemplate the women’s suffrage movement and also give a shout out to Harry T. Burn and his Mom.
Stephanie Shriock, President of Emily’s List
Michael Kimmel, author of Manhood in America: A Cultural History, The History of Men, and Against the Tide: Pro-Feminist Men in the United States, 1776 – 1990