Best Historical Exhibition

Photo: Eric England

There is no single suffrage story. The history is made up of thousands of stories — personal, public and political — that are scattered across the country. The Tennessee State Museum celebrated the ratification of the 19th Amendment with a topflight exhibition that filled two expansive galleries and around 100 years of activism. Just about everyone knows that Tennessee cast the deciding vote for federal ratification, but the museum goes to great lengths to document the women — Black and white, rich and poor — of Tennessee who made that vote possible. Ratified! is a stunning achievement that should make every Tennessean proud. ERICA CICCARONE

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