*Thursdays @ Noon Films: Suffragettes

Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema, Give the Ballot to the Mothers, and California Women Win the Vote
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Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema (2008, 35 min.)

Historian Kay Sloan has put together a delightful montage of clips depicting how the suffrage movement was represented in the early days of cinema, including one featuring Charlie Chaplin as a suffragist in drag.

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Give the Ballot to the Mothers (1996, 28 min.)

This short film features the performance of many popular suffrage songs.

California Women Win the Vote (2011, 30 min.)

Filmmaker Martha Wheelock portrays the incredible work, innovations, dedication and vision of the 1911 Suffragists, and what this victory meant to the passage of the 19th Federal Amendment, granting women the right to vote.

More about the Woman Suffrage Centennial

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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