American Experience: The Vote
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Join GPB for a preview of selected clips from the new documentary series in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, followed by a discussion around voting rights in Georgia.
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In August 1920 in Nashville, Tennessee legislators cast the deciding vote to ratify the 19th Amendment, thus giving women in the United States the right to vote. Narrated by Rosanne Cash, "By One Vote: Woman Suffrage in the South" chronicles events leading up to that turbulent, nail-biting showdown.
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- Susannah Scott
Susannah Scott is the president of the League of Women Voters of Georgia. She is a native Georgian who was raised in a politically active family that regularly discussed public policy and local government at the dinner table. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Susannah has her juris doctor from Georgia State University College of Law and a master of laws from Trinity College Dublin. Her master's thesis explored the development of the right to vote in England and the United States. Susannah firmly believes in the League’s vision of a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.
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