American Experience: The Vote

July 21, 2020
6:00pm Pacific Time
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Welcome

Thank you for joining our virtual screening featuring excerpts from the new PBS documentary American Experience: The Vote, which 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.

After the film, KQED politics and government reporter Marisa Lagos will lead a live conversation about the legacy of suffrage activists and the 19th Amendment’s passage, women's political participation and leadership, and contemporary efforts to expand and shore up voting rights.

Guests:

Maxine Anderson, League of Women Voters of California

Elaine Elinson, co-author of Wherever There's a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California

Arianna Nassiri, San Francisco Youth Commission & Campaign Leader of Vote 16

Video Descriptions

Global Fund for Women

Global Fund for Women

Oakland International Airport

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Clip 1 2 6 | The Vote | American Experience

pbs.org/thevote

90 minutes

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