Women Who’ve Changed Our World

In honor of Women’s History Month, we would like to share an interesting documentary film relating to the Women’s Suffrage Movement. This DVD is available for checkout, as are many more books and E-resources focusing on feminism, women’s rights, and women’s right to vote.

Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
– a film by Ken Burns and Paul Barnes.
Call Number: HQ1413.S67 N67 2004 DIGITAL VIDEO DISC

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were two women who “led the struggle to win the most basic civil rights for women.” “The dramatic, little-known story of one of the most compelling friendships in American history. Elizabeth Stanton and Susan Anthony were born into a world ruled entirely by men. By the time their lives were over, they had changed for the better the lives of a majority of American citizens. Their personal relationship was often turbulent but they never wavered in their shared belief that equality was the birthright of every woman, and for more than half a century led the fight to make that dream a reality.”

The film focuses on key events of the women’s movement and important documents and texts. In particular, the film often uses the words of Stanton and Anthony to illustrate the fight for suffrage from the perspective of these two strong, powerful suffragettes. The passion and persistence of Stanton and Anthony are examined on a political and personal basis. This source gives insight into the start, struggle, and eventual triumph of the modern women’s movement.

For further women’s rights exploration check out some of these materials from our library.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton A leader in the Women’s Rights Movement and the Women’s Suffrage Movement and devised the first organized demand for woman suffrage in the United States, the Seneca Falls Convention.

Susan B. AnthonyAn important figure in the Women’s Suffrage Movement and president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association from 1892-1900.


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