Sponsored by the Kanawha Valley Chapter of the National Organization for Women
This PBS documentary is a sweeping look at the women’s suffrage movement, from Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s famous Seneca Falls call to armsto the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women voting rights.
Narrated by Susan Sarandon, the documentary features historical photos and video clips of the suffrage movement, as well as a number of historians who provide needed context. The film also delves into the deep divisions within the suffrage movement, like the one over the question of whether to support voting rights for black men. In addition,the film looks at regional differences within the movement and differences over whether to use militant tactics.