The Boston Herald. (Boston, Mass.) Vol. 148, no. 49. August 18, 1920

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The Boston Herald. (Boston, Mass.) Vol. 148, no. 49. August 18, 1920


The large headline on the front page of the Boston Herald is "North Carolina puts suffrage over a year; Tennessee Acts Today."

"Enemies Force Adjournment at Nashville/ Claim Vote of 53 to 44 on Motion Shows Stand on Ratification/ Raleigh Postpones Action for Year" This article refers to actions taken by the state legislatures on 8/17. In North Carolina, the state legislature voted to defer consideration of the federal suffrage amendment until the General Assembly met in regular session in 1921. According to the article, anti-suffrage forces planned to bring the matter up under special order the following morning to get rid of it quickly. The article quotes Representative Neal, anti-suffrage floor leader, as saying "Call it up and kill it right."

In Tennessee, the lower House of the Tennessee legislature adjourned after three hours of debate with a final vote expected the following day. The article discusses the number of votes required to pass the amendment and refers to Tennessee as "virtually the last hope of the suffragists."

Additional article on page 12: "Women Take Courage / Believe Tennessee Adjournment a Favorable Omen"
Alice Paul, of the National Woman's Party, makes a statement that NWP political chairman Abby Scott Baker was in discussions with Democratic Presidential nominee Governor Cox, of Ohio, to exert his influence on the Tennessee Legislature to ratify the amendment.




Boston (Mass.)--Newspapers
Constitutional amendments--Ratification
Cox, James M. (James Middleton), 1870-1957
National Woman's Party
North Carolina. General Assembly
Paul, Alice, 1885-1977
Tennessee. General Assembly
United States--Massachusetts
Walker, Seth M., 1892-1951


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