PBS is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with the release on DVD and digital of American Experience: The Vote, a documentary about the crusade waged by American women for their right to vote.
Directed by Michelle Ferrari, “The Vote” tells the dramatic story of the epic and surprisingly unfamiliar crusade waged by American women for the right to vote. Focusing primarily on the movement’s final decade, the film charts American women’s determined march to the ballot box and illuminates the myriad social, political and cultural obstacles that stood in their path, according to a news release.
Narrated by Kate Burton, the series gives voices to the unsung warriors of the movement: Mae Whitman voices Alice Paul, Audra McDonald voices Ida B. Wells, Laura Linney voices Carrie Chapman Catt, and Patricia Clarkson voices Harriot Stanton Blatch. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.