|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
Candace Corrigan's website