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Curated Lists 2020



No More Corsets: The New Woman (2015)

The lives of American women changed in far-reaching ways during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Trace late-19th-century social trends that led to more public roles for women and emerging ideas of women's rights. Learn about the women's suffrage movement and its embattled crusade to gain voting rights for women. (31mins)

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Generations: American Women Win the Vote (2003)

Covering 72 years of suffrage history, this film describes the struggle to get the 19th Amendment passed in Congress and ratified by states. Includes Tennessee’s special session on Aug. 9, 1920 where Suffrage supporters wore the yellow rose and "antis" countered with red roses. On August 18, 24-year-old Tennessee General Assembly member Harry Burn acted on the advice of his mother and cast the deciding vote granting all American women the right to vote. (13mins)

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The Vote (2020)

Timed to the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, The Vote delves deeply into the animating controversies that divided the nation—gender, race, state's rights, and political power. The film charts American women’s march to the ballot box and illuminates the myriad social, political, and cultural obstacles that stood in their path. Narrated by Kate Burton, the documentary features the voices of Mae Whitman as Alice Paul, Audra McDonald as Ida B. Wells, Laura Linney as Carrie Chapman Catt, and Patricia Clarkson as Harriot Stanton Blatch, some of the unsung warriors of the movement. (2 episodes)

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