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Photo Courtesy of TNJ: On the Hill Story by Brandon Black/Lifestyles Editor Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn led the passing of a bipartisan bill on November 3 in honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act allows a commemorative silver dollar coin to be minted by the U.S. Treasury …

Photo and Story by Bryanna Weinstein/Contributing Writer As part of an ongoing series of Fall Honors Lectures on the subtopic of “Suffrage,” students listened in on a lecture pertaining to felon disenfranchisement this past Monday. Professor Pippa Holloway, a history professor at MTSU, walked students through her research of the past, present and future of …

Photo and Story by Bryanna Weinstein/Contributing Writer Political Science Professor Dr. Sekou Franklin talked to students about the past, present, and future of suffrage and voting rights on Monday in the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building on campus.  His lecture is the first part of the Fall 2019 Honors Lecture Series, which addresses a …

Photo courtesy of the Nashville Voice Story by Alexis Marshall and Hayden Goodridge/ Contributing Writers Criminal justice reform has been a major priority on both sides of the aisle in Tennessee’s General Assembly this session. Democratic Senator Brenda Gilmore has sponsored several bills addressing issues like sentencing reform and restoration of voter rights. Gilmore sat …