“One Woman, One Vote”

 “One Woman, One Vote”
A documentary film about the history of the struggle to win the vote for women in America

 Sunday, July 14, 2019
2:00 p.m. (refreshments, 1:30)

Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

This event, which is free and open to the public, is cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library.

About the film:
The U.S. Congress passed the 19th Amendment in June 1919 and Missouri was the eleventh state to ratify it in July 1919. But it took more than 70 years to get to that momentous occasion. This film is a sweeping look at the women’s suffrage movement, from Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s famous Seneca Falls call to arms to the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Narrated by Susan Sarandon, the documentary features historical photos and video clips of the suffrage movement, as well as a number of historians who provide needed context. The film also delves into the deep divisions within the suffrage movement, like the one over the question of whether to support voting rights for black men. In addition, the film looks at regional differences within the movement and differences over whether to use militant tactics.

About lwvcbc

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate. Any person of voting age may become a League member. The LWV of Columbia-Boone County is the League's local organization. We hold forums for local elections and advocate for local issues.

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