Education Outreach: Upcoming Events

The Tennessee State Library and Archives offers regular content-based, primary source workshops for educators. If you would like to have the Library & Archives provide professional development for educators in your community, please contact Kelly Wilkerson at 615-253-3469 or by email at Kelly.Wilkerson@tn.gov.


2019-2020 Educator Workshop Series

Workshop Title: Battle for the Ballot: An Inquiry Based Workshop on Woman Suffrage in Tennessee

Marching SuffragistsSponsors: Tennessee State Library & Archives, the Tennessee State Museum, and the Official Committee of the State of Tennessee Woman Suffrage Centennial

Workshop Description:

Join us for an educator workshop focused on the story of the women’s suffrage movement and the important role Tennessee plays in the ratification of the 19th amendment. Designed for Tennessee’s classroom educators teaching topics such as:

  • the development of the women’s suffrage movement, including the Seneca Falls convention and the ideals of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth
  • the organizations and individuals involved in the Suffrage Movement, both pro-suffrage and anti-suffrage
  • Tennessee’s important role in the passage of the 19th Amendment

Standards covered in this workshop include 5.09, 5.47, 8.42, TN.46, and US. 18.

Lunch, resources, and six professional development hours provided.

Workshop Time:  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

When and Where:  Dates and locations are listed below. To register, find the city closest to you and follow the “Click here to register”

Questions? Call 615-253-3469 or email Kelly.Wilkerson@tn.gov.

September 25th, Jackson​

Hatchie River Regional Library
63 Executive Drive
Jackson, TN, 38305
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September 26th, Memphis

Shelby County Teaching and Learning Academy
2485 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112
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**If you are a Shelby County Schools teacher, please register for this educator workshop through the Shelby County Schools professional development portal.

October 16th, Jonesborough

Washington County Department of Education
405 W. College Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659
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October 17th, Knoxville

East Tennessee Historical Society
601 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37901
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November 8th, Cumberland Gap

LMU/Cumberland Gap Convention Center
601 Colwyn Street
Cumberland Gap, TN 37724
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December 5th, Chattanooga

Hamilton County Schools- The Teacher Place
1161 W. 40th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37409
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January 28th, Murfreesboro

MTSU Heritage Center of Murfreesboro & Rutherford County
225 W. College Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
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February 22nd, Nashville

Tennessee State Museum
1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208
** Saturday Workshop
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February 27th, Union City

Discovery Park of America
830 Everett Blvd.
Union City, TN 38261
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March 3rd, Columbia

Buffalo River Regional Library
230 E. James Campbell Blvd., Suite 108
Columbia, TN 36401
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June 5th, Cookeville

Prescott South Middle School
1859 South Jefferson Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38506
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