This year marks the 90th year since the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote was passed and added to the US. Constitution. It also marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of the League of Women Voters. In honor of of these milestones, I am happy to announce that the league of Women Voters in Knox county has just purchased copies of the DVD of How Southern Women Won the Vote for every public school and library in Knox county, Tennessee.
Here is a free companion curriculum guide, for grades K-12, written by Dr. Carole Bucy. The guide includes many beautiful digital images from How Southern Women Won the Vote. You can download the 23 MB PDF of the curriculum guide here. I hope you enjoy it.
A 60 minute DVD as seen on Public Television
A musical documentary of the final battle to win voting rights for American women.
To become law, the 19th amendment had to be ratified by 36 states. By the summer of 1920, 35 states had ratified, but efforts to win the final state met with repeated failure. On August 15th, 1920, all eyes were focused on the Tennessee state legislature - the last hope of success. Sweltering inside the Capital building, legislators were deadlocked in a 48 to 48 vote. The fate of all future American women hung in the balance...
Excerpts of the play How Southern Women Won the Vote originally broadcast on public television in the USA.
Humanities commentary by the late Professor Emeritus at the University of the South, Anita Goodstein.
Other commentary by Candace Corrigan, Carol Chumney, Thelma Harper, Virginia Westbrook and Martha Sundquist.
Colorized slides and archival photographs
Written and produced by Candace Corrigan
Associate Producer & Artistic Director - Jeanne Kahan
Edited by Rich Jegen
Buy it here for $19.95