The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.
Coverage: from the discovery of the Americas to the late 20th century
Documents the 72-year struggle for women's suffrage which culminated in the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. It illuminates the alliances, infighting, betrayals and defeats that paved the way for victory in the battle for women's right to vote. Historical footage is enhanced with vocal performances, and interviews with historians provide the viewer with both current and historical perspectives.
Presents the history of women's suffrage in the United States through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan Anthony. Part 1 covers the years from their youth up to the establishment of the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1868. Part 2 spans the period from 1868 to the passage in 1919 of the 19th amendment to the Constitution which gave women the vote.
A history of American women's fight for the right to vote. Covers milestones including Elizabeth Cady Stanton's convention in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848; Susan B. Anthony's arrest in 1873 when she tried to vote; the creation of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1890; the election to Congress in 1916 of Jeannette Rankin from Montana; and finally the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Today American women play a great role in politics as voters and at all levels of government. Includes footage of Senator Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Chronicles the life of Ida B. Wells, an early Afro-American journalist and activist who protested lynchings, the treatment of Afro-American soldiers, and other forms of racism and injustice toward black Americans around the turn of the century. Her involvement in the women's suffrage movement is also described.
Program offers a comprehensive historical overview detailing the expansion of civil rights to include more people. From the past to the present, this eight part series takes the viewer through one of the most powerful forces in American history: the promise of civil rights for all.