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A Centennial Idea To Honor Women's Suffrage

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The bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest sits inside the Tennessee state capitol in Nashville, roped off from the public.

Forrest was a Confederate general, slave trader and an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

 

As Confederate statues and symbols have come down around the South and elsewhere, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has called for the State Capitol Commission to meet this week to decide what to do about the bust.

 

If the bust were removed from the capitol, what would take its place?

Paula Casey has an idea:  honor the key state lawmakers who made possible the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote.

 

Paula is co-founder of the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Heritage Trail.

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