The passage of the 19th Amendment guaranteed the right to vote for women — a significant constitutional milestone. But women’s activism has not always united disparate groups into collective action, nor have its aims and achievements always resulted in equity. In this episode, the Briscoe Center’s Dr. Sarah Sonner and filmmakers Ellen Temple and Nancy Schiesari discuss On with the Fight! and Citizens at Last, their recent projects on women’s suffrage and activism. The exhibit On with the Fight! was curated by Sonner and documents 150 years of women’s activism through the Briscoe Center’s collections. Temple and Schiesari are the team behind Citizens at Last, a documentary film that tells the story of the Texas women who organized, demonstrated, and won the vote for women.
This episode of American Rhapsody was mixed and mastered by Morgan Honaker.