Suffragette City: The War of the Roses




Sources: The oft-told story of the Tennessee vote is presented in dramatic detail by Elaine Weiss in The Woman’s Hour, which I drew on extensively. The Angela Davis quote is from Women, Race, & Class. I also consulted: Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote by Ellen Carol Dubois; the PBS American Experience documentary The Vote; the NPR podcast Hindsight: Looking Back at 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage; the brief “Biographical Sketch of Juno Frankie Pierce” by Carole Stanford Bucy (online, Alexander Street, 2019); and Anita Shafer Goodstein’s “A Rare Alliance: African American and White Women in the Tennessee Elections of 1919 and 1920” in The Journal of Southern History (1998).

Kelcey Parker Ervick is the author of three award-winning books and the forthcoming graphic memoir, The Keeper (Avery/Penguin), about being a goalkeeper in the early years of Title IX. She is the co-editor, with Tom Hart, of the forthcoming Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Graphic Literature. She teaches at Indiana University South Bend. Follow her daily-ish art habit on Follow her daily-ish art habit on Instagram. More from this author →