The Speeches of Famous Women: From Suffragette to Senator (1995)

Genres - History, Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Gender Issues, Literary Studies, Politics & Government, Social History  |   Run Time - 56 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by John Patrick Sheehan

Women's suffrage leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton, first ladies Eleanor Roosevelt and Betty Ford, noted feminist Betty Friedan, Illinois Senator Carole Mosley-Braun, California Senator Barbara Boxer provide a history of what it's like to be a woman in America in the 20th century. From Stanton's struggles early in the century to pass the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote to Braun's becoming the first African-American woman ever elected to the senate in 1992, this video covers the history of the women's movement. Included for coverage in the video are the 1940 Women's Centennial Congress, the debate on the Equal Rights Amendment, the International Year of the Woman, and speeches before Congress. Other titles worth noting in this genre include Women Hope of the World and Women Entrepeneurs Making a Difference.

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oratory, Senator, speech, suffrage, women