The Vote: Preview and Panel Discussion

PBS Utah Event
Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, Jul 1, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The Vote: Preview and Panel Discussion
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7:00 PM Preview
7:30 PM Panel (Emma Houston (MLK Commission), Rebecca de Schweinitz (BYU), moderated by Liz Adeola (PBS Utah)

Join PBS Utah and Better Days 2020 for an exclusive online preview and panel discussion of The Vote from American Experience.

As the curtain opens on 1913, the nucleus of the woman suffrage movement had already begun to shift from New York City to Washington D.C. Alice Paul, a well-educated, driven Quaker of the suffrage movement's third generation, had arrived in DC with the intention of “spurring national attention and action.”

At a time when national protests were almost non-existent, Paul wrangles a permit to stage a parade on Pennsylvania Avenue, the symbolic conduit of American political power. The parade also highlighted deep divisions over tactics and the place of Black women within the suffrage movement. The attacks by men on the non-violent marchers garner headlines and put suffrage on the map in a brand-new way.

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