And Nothing Less: Episode 6

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Suffragists needed three fourths of the states on board to get victory for the whole country. But that meant winning over the south, where zero states were in.

Pictured with this episode: Carrie Chapman Catt, who came to Nashville to manage the strategy on the ground.

Hosts: Rosario Dawson and Retta


  • Lisa Tetrault, Associate Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University and author of The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women's Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898
  • Alison Parker, Professor of History, University of Delaware and author of Unceasing Militant: The Life of Mary Church Terrell
  • Marjorie Spruill, Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina and editor of One Woman, One Vote: Rediscovering the Woman Suffrage Movement
  • Elaine Weiss author of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

Listener Companion from the National Park Service

Find out more about the people, places, and stories from Episode Six.


  • Carrie Chapman Catt (right) in 1917. Library of Congress

    Carrie Chapman Catt

    Carrie Chapman Catt was a suffragist, peace activist, and co-founder of the League of Women Voters.

  • Mary Church Terrell. Collections of Library of Congress

    Mary Church Terrell

    Mary Church Terrell was a suffragist, activist, businesswoman, and educator.

  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Public Domain.

    Ida B. Wells-Barnett

    Ida B. Wells-Barnett was an anti-lynching advocate, author, suffragist, founder of the Alpha Suffrage Club in Chicago.

  • Portrait of Harry T. Burn from the Tennessee Virtual Archives

    Harry T. Burn

    If it wasn't for Harry T. Burn and his mother, the 19th Amendment would not have been ratified in Tennessee, and possibly failed altogether.

  • Alice Paul toasting the passage of the 19th Amendment. Library of Congress

    Dr. Alice Paul

    Alice Paul was a suffragist and activist for women's rights.

  • portrait of Lucy Stone from the Library of Congress

    Lucy Stone

    Lucy Stone worked to end slavery and argue for the rights of women. She founded the American Woman Suffrage Association.





  • a young woman asks Col. Tennessee to allow the state to vote on ratification. TN Virtual Archives

    Suffrage Asks Tennessee to Vote

    See this political cartoon at the TN Virtual Archive, where a young suffragist asks "Col. Tennessee" to please allow a vote on ratification.

  • Two women and a man sit outside anti-suffrage headquarters. TN Virtual Archives

    Josephine Pearson at Anti-Suffrage HQ

    View this photo of Josephine Pearson outside anti-suffrage HQ at the Hermitage Hotel, via the Tennessee Virtual Archive.

  • groups of people in the Tennessee Senate Chamber. Newspaper photo from the Tennessee Virtual Archive

    Tennessee Senate Chamber

    Check out this newspaper pic of the Tennessee Senate Chamber as the ratification votes were being counted. At the Tennessee Virtual Archive

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Hear historian Elaine Weiss share the story of the secret Jack Daniels Suite at the Hermitage Hotel, unofficial headquarters of the anti-suffrage lobby. (Open captioned)

About the Podcast

And Nothing Less was envisioned by WSCC Executive Director Anna Laymon, with support from Communications Director Kelsey Millay. Executive Producer: Genevieve Sponsler. Producer and Audio Engineer: Samantha Gattsek. Writer and Producer: Robin Linn. Original Music: Erica Huang. Additional Support: Ray Pang, Jocelyn Gonzales, Jason Saldanha, John Barth. Marketing Support: Ma’ayan Plaut, Dave Cotrone, Anissa Pierre. Booker: Amy Walsh. Logo: Stephanie Marsellos.

Original Airdate: September 9, 2020

Last updated: September 16, 2020


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