Camilla De La Bédoyère
The first woman elected as U.S. Senator from her state pens a lovely children's book with her daughter about the Suffrage movement to celebrate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Mary Morgan Blackburn Ketchel has penned a historical fiction book for children bringing to life the excitement of the day women won the right to vote! She is joined by her mother, US Senator Marsha Blackburn, in writing Camilla Can Vote, an intriguing story of the suffrage movement through the eyes of a precocious child.
Camilla's class trip to the history museum proved to be both instructive and enlightening when Camilla is transported back to August 18, 1920. That's when women achieved the right to vote with the "Yes" vote from Harry T. Burn, a young legislator from East Tennessee whose mother encouraged him to do the right thing by breaking the 48-48 tie in the Tennessee House of Representatives. Until that day, women did not have the same rights as men.
"...be a good boy and help Mrs. Catt put the 'rat' in ratification."
Legislator Harry T. Burn received a letter from his mother that changed the course of history.
The state of Tennessee became the last of the necessary 36 states to ratify the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. It was a seventy-two-year effort led by some amazing American women, and a story that should be celebrated by every American woman. Join Camilla as she explores this exciting history!