2019 ETHS Annual Meeting of the Membership

@ The Foundry at the World's Fair Site


Showdown in Knoxville
November 27, 1917

Wanda Sobieski


Who would have dreamed that Tennessee would become a focal point in the long struggle for a woman’s right to vote? Wanda Sobieski will discuss the role of Tennessee, and especially East Tennessee, in the long struggle for woman suffrage. Sobieski will recount a series of events in Knoxville, November 20, 1917, leading to high emotions that eventually erupted into armed conflict at the old Knox County Courthouse. These events helped fuel the hope that Tennessee could turn the tide of southern resistance. And in spite of the fierce opposition in the South, Tennessee eventually delivered the final, crucial vote for woman suffrage.

An attorney with Sobieski, Messer & Elledge, Wanda Sobieski is president of the Tennessee Suffrage Coalition, and led the successful efforts to remember the suffrage leaders with statues on the corner of Market & Clinch and Market & Union in downtown Knoxville.




Tuesday, May 14, 2019
5:30 p.m. Cash Bar
6:15 p.m. Dinner

The Foundry
747 World’s Fair Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902


Guest Speaker
Wanda Sobieski

Election of Officers

Presentation of Awards

Dinner $40
Please Reserve by May 9
Order Tickets Below or Call 865-215-8883


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