Burn Memorial

Region: Downtown
601 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Just steps from the Woman Suffrage Memorial, at the corner of Clinch Avenue and Market Square, sits the Burn Memorial. Erected in 2018, this memorial statue by Nashville sculptor Alan LeQuire depicts Rep. Harry Burn of Niota and his mother, Febb, and honors each of their roles in the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Harry Burn served as a freshman representative in the Tennessee legislature in 1920, and on Aug. 18, Harry cast the deciding vote to approve the 19th Amendment. Tennessee became the 36th and last state needed to sign the amendment into law.

An anniversary celebration of the ratification will take place in Knoxville in 2020.