Standing on My Sister's Shoulders (2002, 60 min.)
While women won the right to vote in 1920, with the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Jim Crow laws in the South kept black Americans from voting. This film introduces several powerful women who participated in the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960s that culminated in the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
More about the Woman Suffrage Centennial.
*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.