Votes for Women
A Film by Kay Weaver and Martha Wheelock (1996)
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PURCHASE DVD | HOME USE | 20 MINUTES
PURCHASE DVD | INSTITUTION | 20 MINUTES
(Public use, with study guide)
Votes for Women (1996), Produced for the 75th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, granting Women the Right to Vote. A perfect overview of the 72 year-long struggle, from 1848 to 1920. The film covers not only the national campaign, but also leaders and individual states.
Votes for Women celebrates the magnificent campaign, the ultimate victory, and the paths that contemporary women are taking in politics.
With the voices of Constance Towers, Jean Stapelton, John Wesley, Rue McClanahan, Susan Clark, Carole Ita White, Marla Gibbs, Liz Torres, Kathy Najimy and Susan Ruttan, this film sets archival photographs, stock footage and live action to narration, music from the Suffrage Movement, and a new verse, to Kay Weaver’s anthem “One Fine Day.”