Tennessee Gov. Albert H. Roberts (1868–1946) certifying the state’s ratification of the 19th Amendment in August 1920. Memphis suffragist Charl Williams stands watching. Photo credit: Nashville Tennessean (in the Tennessee State Library and Archives).

How Women Finally Got the Vote (with My Uncle’s Help)

The struggle to win the right to vote for women was far more dramatic than most people realize, and it turns out that my grandmother’s uncle played a key role.