July 1, 2020
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"How dare these women come in and try to make a difference!"

Get a sneak peek of the national PBS series AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “The Vote.”

Following the virtual screening viewers can join panelists for a lively discussion. Engagement with the panelists is encouraged and those registered will be able to ask questions via the chat feature.

Viewers will also get an inside look at The Historic New Orleans Collection’s newest exhibit "Yet She is Advancing”: New Orleans Women and the Right to Vote, 1878-1970. For details on the exhibit, go to:

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “The Vote” premieres July 6 and 7 at 8pm on WYES.

Following the national series, the companion program THE VOTE: LOUISIANA WOMEN LEAD will air at 10pm. The 30-minute special focuses on the women of Louisiana and how they became a force for change in government, civil rights and historic preservation.

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Video Description

The New Woman | The Vote | American Experience

60 minutes



    WYES is your storyteller. Preserving the tradition of our beloved local documentaries, WYES continues to capture the stories of the rich history, people, architecture, food, music, art, and politics that are unique to New Orleans, southeast Louisiana, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.


  • Marcia Kavanaugh

    Marcia Kavanaugh is producer and narrator of THE VOTE: LOUISIANA WOMEN LEAD. The 30-minute program premieres on WYES on Monday, July 6 at 10pm on WYES and will stream at Kavanaugh is the WYES Community Projects Producer and also host of weekly WYES program, INFORMED SOURCES.

  • Libby Neidenbach

    Libby Neidenbach is the Visitor Services Trainer at The Historic New Orleans Collection, where she leads trainings for front-line interpretation staff and volunteers. After graduating from Tulane University, Libby received her MA and PhD in American Studies from the College of William and Mary. For six years she worked as a public historian for the National Park Service in Richmond, VA and New Orleans. Her scholarship has been published in Transatlantica, The Journal of Urban History, and 64 Parishes. “Yet She is Advancing”: New Orleans Women and the Right to Vote, 1878-1970 is Libby’s first virtual exhibit at The Historic New Orleans Collection.

  • Eric Seiferth

    Eric Seiferth is curator and historian at The Historic New Orleans Collection focusing on 20th-century New Orleans and the musical heritage of the city. Since joining the Collection he has co-curated a number of exhibitions including Storyville: Madams and Music, awarded “Exhibition of the Year” by the LEH in 2017, and New Orleans Medley: Sounds of the City. He is also currently directing the NOLA Resistance oral history and traveling exhibition project funded in part through two National Park Service Grants. He earned his BA and MA in American History from Tulane University.

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