“The Vote” is a highlight of 2020. The documentary has some never-seen-before footage of the early women’s rights movement. It’s a must-see to bring to our starved sensibilities a sense of what it was like during the uphill and often lonely days and nights of decades in the midst of struggle.
Even obscure suffrage activists are being recognized during the 21st century when a database of participants is an incredible step forward in filling in the blanks of invisibility of the early women’s rights movement during most of the 20th century after 1920.
THE VOLUME OF SUFFRAGE RELATED EVENTS AND CONTENT IS NO COINCIDENCE!
Cradle rockers have been working behind the scenes over the past decade to build a base for 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in media attention. Sadly, many 2020 exhibits and special programs have been cancelled or postponed. But the work continues, and it has taken on a life of its own.
The National Women’s History Alliance, for example, has added to its web platform content. One recent example is a digital catalog of suffrage products. Virtual screenings of the PBS documentary, “The Vote,” have been scheduled across the nation. PBS will release the entire two-part documentary on July 6 and 7, 2020. Watch it on your local affiliate public broadcasting station.
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