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File #: RS2020-579    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/28/2020 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 10/6/2020 Final action: 10/6/2020
Title: A resolution recognizing Madison Eddins on her selection to represent Tennessee at the White House's art exhibit celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage.
Sponsors: Russ Bradford, Tonya Hancock
Attachments: 1. RS2020-579 Eddins, 2. Resolution - Bradford - Madison Eddins

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A resolution recognizing Madison Eddins on her selection to represent Tennessee at the White House’s art exhibit celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage.

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WHEREAS, the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, was ratified one hundred years ago; and

WHEREAS, to commemorate this historic anniversary, First Lady Melania Trump has selected students from across the nation to showcase their art in an exhibition in front of the White House; and

WHEREAS, the exhibition, entitled “Building the Movement: America’s Youth Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage”, features students from third grade through twelfth grade; and

WHEREAS, Madison Eddins, a senior at Nashville School of the Arts and resident of District 13, was chosen to represent Tennessee with her inspiring artwork depicting Tennessee suffragists Ida B. Wells, Sue Shelton White, and J. Frankie Pierce; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Eddins’s artwork Three Extraordinary Leaders of the Suffragist Movement, along with artwork from students in all fifty states, can be viewed at WomensVote100.org/BuildingTheMovement; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan County Council goes on record as recognizing Maddison Eddins for representing Tennessee at the White House’s “Building the Movement” art exhibit.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. The Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as recognizing Madison Eddins for representing Tennessee at the White House’s “Building the Movement” art exhibit celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage.

Section 2. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.