Abby Crawford Milton 1881-1991 Abby Crawford Milton joined the Chattanooga Equal Suffrage League in 1915 and in 1919 she became the president of the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Association. She was married to the newspaper editor for the Chattanooga News, a pro-suffrage newspaper. She was the first president of League of Women Voters of Tennessee. Anne Dallas Dudley 1876-1955 A Nashville native, she was president of the Nashville Equal Suffrage League in 1911-15 and president of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association in 1915-17. She was vice president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1917, and in 1920 was a delegate at the Democratic National Convention. She helped organize the Woman’s Civic League of Nashville. Lizzie Crozier French 1851-1926 A Knoxville suffragist, her accomplishments for women’s rights were extensive. She founded the GFWC Ossoli Circle and reopened the East Tennessee Female Institute, serving as principal and educator. She organized the Women’s Educational and Industrial Union in 1889 to improve conditions for women. She founded the Knoxville Equal Suffrage League in 1910 and was the first woman to address the Tennessee Bar Association in 1912. She was state chair of the National Woman’s Party in 1917. Elizabeth Avery Meriwether 1824-1916 This Memphis author published a newspaper called The Tablet in 1872 and in 1876 she made one of the first public suffragist addresses in Memphis. She belonged to the National Woman Suffrage Association and published novels, historical books, and a play. She lectured in several states and was the first woman to speak from the platform in the State of Tennessee. Juno Frankie Pierce 1864-1954 Born in Nashville, she is the daughter of a slave and a freedman; educated in Nashville. She was an active black suffragist, and with Dr. Mattie E. Coleman, helped to get 2,500 black women to vote in the 1919 Nashville municipal elections. She helped to establish the Tennessee Vocational School for Colored Girls in 1921 in Nashville. She addressed the Tennessee League of Women Voters at the Capitol in 1920. Febb Burn 1873-1945 She was the mother of Harry T. Burn, a young Tennessee lawmaker from Niota. In her famous letter to him, she tells him to vote for the suffragists, and he changes his vote to make Tennessee the “Perfect 36” state to ratify the 19th Amendment. Eliza Shaut White 1883-1965 Mary Eliza Shaut White represented the Johnson City Equal Suffrage League in 1915 in Washington DC. The club was an affiliate of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage; she was chairman of the Tennessee State Branch in 1916. In 1917 this merged with and formed the National Women’s Party, and she was the NWP Tennessee State Chairman until 1920.