Women's Fight for the Vote

September 17, 2020
7:00pm Eastern Time
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Join WPSU as we watch excerpts from American Experience: The Vote, and Trailblazers: Women's Fight for the Vote. The Trailblazers documentary will focus on the Justice Bell and its place in Pennsylvania history. We will discuss the films with Jan Koch and Sue Sargo, the co-presiding officers of the League of Women Voters of Centre County, following the screening.

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"The New Woman" | The Vote | American Experience | PBS

In the early 20th century, women's roles were changing dramatically. "[They] were impatient for the change that they were realizing in their own lives." Learn more about THE VOTE, including where to watch the documentary: www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/vote/ One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, The Vote tells the dramatic culmination story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote — a transformative cultural and political movement that resulted in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history. In its final decade, from 1909 to 1920, movement leaders wrestled with contentious questions about the most effective methods for affecting social change. They debated the use of militant, even violent tactics, as well as hunger strikes and relentless public protests. The battle for the vote also upended previously accepted ideas about the proper role of women in American society and challenged the definitions of citizenship and democracy. Exploring how and why millions of 20th-century Americans mobilized for — and against — women’s suffrage, The Vote brings to life the unsung leaders of the movement and the deep controversies over gender roles and race that divided Americans then — and continue to dominate political discourse today.

Two Paths to Suffrage | The Vote | American Experience | PBS

A rift began to form in the suffrage movement, between some who wanted to compromise and cooperate, and those willing to employ more radical tactics. Learn more about THE VOTE, including where to watch the documentary: www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/vote/ One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, The Vote tells the dramatic culmination story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote — a transformative cultural and political movement that resulted in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history. In its final decade, from 1909 to 1920, movement leaders wrestled with contentious questions about the most effective methods for affecting social change. They debated the use of militant, even violent tactics, as well as hunger strikes and relentless public protests. The battle for the vote also upended previously accepted ideas about the proper role of women in American society and challenged the definitions of citizenship and democracy. Exploring how and why millions of 20th-century Americans mobilized for — and against — women’s suffrage, The Vote brings to life the unsung leaders of the movement and the deep controversies over gender roles and race that divided Americans then — and continue to dominate political discourse today.

Ratifying the 19th Amendment | The Vote | American Experience | PBS

Just months before the presidential election that fall, the suffragists raced to ratify the 19th amendment and join the voting block. They'd make their last stand in Tennessee. Learn more about THE VOTE, including where to watch the documentary: www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/vote/ One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, The Vote tells the dramatic culmination story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote — a transformative cultural and political movement that resulted in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history. In its final decade, from 1909 to 1920, movement leaders wrestled with contentious questions about the most effective methods for affecting social change. They debated the use of militant, even violent tactics, as well as hunger strikes and relentless public protests. The battle for the vote also upended previously accepted ideas about the proper role of women in American society and challenged the definitions of citizenship and democracy. Exploring how and why millions of 20th-century Americans mobilized for — and against — women’s suffrage, The Vote brings to life the unsung leaders of the movement and the deep controversies over gender roles and race that divided Americans then — and continue to dominate political discourse today.

Trailblazers: Women's Fight for the Vote

WQLN PBS presents Trailblazers: Women’s Fight for the Vote in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Erie County. Women have been making changes, making a difference, and making history for at least a century. This year we are celebrating that milestone. This is an unusual year and one that future generations will read about in the history books.

120 minutes

Moderator

  • Tamra

    Tamra is the Event Coordinator for WPSU.

Panelists

  • Sue

  • Sue

  • Jan

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