Group demonstrates on anniversary of women’s right to vote

JONESBOROUGH, TN (WJHL)- It’s hard to believe less than 100 years ago women did not have the right to vote in the United States.

Tuesday, on the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, a group in Jonesborough gave us a glimpse back in time.

The State of Franklin chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, The McKinney Center, and the Heritage Alliance teamed up to demonstrate just a small part of the century-long fight to get women the right to vote.

The women preformed monologues created from actual events in Washington County during that time.

“We want young women coming up to realize that women were jailed, starved, separated from their families, forced fed, all sorts of things happened to them over that hundred years. They went through all that so you could have the right to vote,” Carol Redmond, State of Franklin DAR member said.

Organizers told us they hope to inspire people to register to vote.

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