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The Vote (Airs for 3 weeks on American Experience) – Channel 11 / WTTW
September 8 All day
WTTW (Channel 11; www.wttw.com) will air The Vote for 3 weeks beginning Tuesday, September 8 on American Experience. Meet the unsung heroes of the movement and relive the fiery, dramatic and unrelenting campaign that led to passage of the 19th Amendment, granting American women the vote and ushering in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history:
The first generation of leaders in the decades-long battle to win the vote for women are profiled.
Explore the strategies used by a new generation of leaders determined to win the vote for women.
Discover how pervasive racism, particularly in the South, impacted women’s fight for the vote.
Meet the women whose tireless work would ban discrimination at U.S. polls on the basis of sex.