Flash Mob Honors Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

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Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution were treated to a rather unique history lesson, by another professional group of women, Friday. Members of the Business and Professional Women took part in a walking “Flash Mob” to teach a lesson on women’s suffrage. Members of the BPW dressed as women from the 1920s, wearing suffrage sashes and told stories of how women go the right to vote in the U.S. and how they fought to get the 19th Amendment passed. The lesson took place during a West Tennessee meeting of the DAR. “Currently the Daughters of the American Revolution are trying to secure permission from the state capital to place a marker for Harry Burn,” said Linda B. Jones, State Regent with the Daughters of the American Revolution. “His mother is the one who influenced him and said ‘Harry, remember your mother and vote for the women’s right,” Saturday marks the date the Tennessee General Assembly became the 36th and final state to pass the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. Both the DAR and BPW were active in the movement.

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