NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Chick History held its second Digitization Event as part of the Protecting the Legacy project May 18-20 at the downtown Nashville Public Library.
This project is Phase II of March to the 19th, a statewide, multi-year initiative in partnership with Humanities Tennessee to uncover and preserve women’s history in Tennessee as the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment passage nears.
Thanks to the generosity of participants and their commitment to sharing and preserving local history, 33 items were digitized and six oral histories were conducted, bringing the total of collected histories to date to 100.
Work has already begun in East Tennessee as Chick History works with the Beck Cultural Exchange Center and the East Tennessee Historical Society as host partners in the area. Over the coming months, Chick History will host community meetings in the Knoxville area for the public to learn more.
For more information, visit www.protect.chickhistory.org.
About Protecting the Legacy
Protecting the Legacy is organized by Chick History and a coalition of partners across Tennessee who seek to digitize family and local history related to African American women’s political history before 1930in Tennessee. This is an effort to expand the narrative of suffrage, voting, and political activity; and to preserve the contributions and experiences of African American women during this time period.
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