A Fair Shake: The Leaders of the Fight for Women’s Rights in Knoxville: This book, authored by KHP’s partner Laura Still, is about the Women’s Suffrage movement in Knoxville, a readable guide to the major people and places involved in the fight for women’s rights.
“A Fair Shake” was a motto of Knoxville’s leading suffragist, Lizzie Crozier French. Illustrated with dozens of photographs, the book includes short bios of her and her several colleagues, as well as descriptions of landmarks strongly associated with suffrage, many of them long gone, but some still there.
The 100-page book’s principal author is our partner Laura Still, who has been telling many of these stories for a couple of years now, through the “Misbehaving Women” option of her Knoxville Walking Tours. The new book also includes a book-ready version of Jack Neely’s tale of “Anderson, Harris, and Wade,” Knoxville’s own three legislators whose suffrage votes in 1920 counted as much as the suddenly famous Harry Burn’s did. It’s available for $10.95 plus tax and shipping via KHP’s online store.
To mark the centennial of the passing of the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920, this walking tour identifies all women who were suffrage leaders here in Knoxville, as well as those national leaders who came here.
The tour starts and ends at Knoxville’s two downtown Suffrage statues.
Click on the image below to download the tour.
Our partner, author Laura Still, of Knoxville Walking Tours, provided much of the research for this guide. She offers personal walking tours on multiple subjects, but has recently worked up a tour mainly about suffrage and its era, called “Misbehaving Women.” For more information visit www.knoxvillewalkingtours.com or call 865-309-4522
Thank you to following sponsors for funding this tour: