Women’s Equality Day
President Barack Obama designated an historic home of the U.S. women’s Suffrage movement as a national monument. He said he looks forward to a time when girls are astonished that a female had never occupied the Oval Office. AP (April 12)
All American women vote because 48 states ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.
Today a group of Bone McAllester Norton attorneys went to Centennial Park to celebrate “Women’s Equality Day.” A monument to the suffragists’ victory was unveiled in Centennial Park this morning. It was sculpted by Nashville’s own Alan LeQuire and features women who were actually in Nashville at the time the bill was effecting this monumental change.
The event was attended by several dignitaries including the mayors from Nashville, Knoxville, Clarksville and Memphis.