Hannah and Annie Laurie Price were the driving force behind the creation of the Morristown Equal Suffrage League in 1911. It was only the fourth suffrage organization in Tennessee. The first three were chartered in Memphis, Knoxville, and Nashville, making the Morristown league the first to be formed in a small Tennessee town. Hannah was elected president of the Morristown Equal Suffrage League on November 3, 1911, at the league’s organizing meeting. The league held its first regular meeting on November 16, 1911, in the Price home, which was a frequent meeting place for the organization.
Price was also active on the national suffrage stage. In December 1913, Price addressed the delegates of the National American Woman Suffrage Association convention held in Washington, DC. She was appointed to the committee on resolutions at that convention.
Submitted by Carol Long, Regent, Samuel Doak Chapter NSDART
Excerpts were taken from the speech given by Holly Jayne Matthews, Sameul Doak Associate Member