Campaign for the Vote
The Nashville Equal Suffrage League was formed nearby in 1911 at the former Tulane Hotel. In coordination with the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association the energetic efforts of women leaders influenced public opinion in the decade ahead. Nashville’s suffragists hosted the 1914 convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), a milestone event. The Hermitage Hotel was headquarters and became the site of many future suffrage activities.
Among tireless leaders of the 19th Amendment victory in 1920 was Anne Dallas Dudley, for whom this 1912 boulevard is named. Prominent women included Dr. Mattie Coleman, Maria Thompson Daviess, Della Dortch, Lizzie Crozier French, Catherine Talty Kenny, J. Frankie Pierce, Katherine Burch Warner and Sue Shelton White. The Suffrage automobile parade of May 1915 formed up along the boulevard. Here also were several war bond rallies, in part championed by suffragists during the Great War.
Erected 2020 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 226.)
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Location. 36° 9.747′ N, 86° 46.919′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Anne Dallas Dudley Boulevard, on the left when traveling east on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 615c Church St, Nashville TN 37219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Votes for Women (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vine Street Temple (about 600 feet away); War Memorial Auditorium (about 600 feet away); Sarah Estell (about 600 feet away); Downtown Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); James K. Polk (about 600 feet away); Nashville Sit-ins (about 700 feet away); Edwin W. Craig (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
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