Champion for suffrage monument never misses beat, chance to vote

By Updated: January 15, 2020 2:41 PM CT | Published: January 15, 2020 4:05 AM CT
<strong>With the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment approaching, Paula Casey has helped raise nearly $732,500 to construct a monument honoring suffragists from Shelby County, both male and female. The<span>&nbsp;&ldquo;Equality Trailblazers&rdquo; monument&nbsp;</span>will be built on the side of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law building Downtown that faces the Mississippi River.</strong>&nbsp;(Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

With the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment approaching, Paula Casey has helped raise nearly $732,500 to construct a monument honoring suffragists from Shelby County, both male and female. The “Equality Trailblazers” monument will be built on the side of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law building Downtown that faces the Mississippi River. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

The story of Memphis’ role in Tennessee ratifying the 19th Amendment has become the story of the Memphis woman who has worked tirelessly to make sure people know how that victory was won.

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Jane Roberts

Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers healthcare and higher education for The Daily Memphian.


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