Women's History Film Club
- Date: 03/20/2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
- Location: Smyrna Public Library
100 Village Green Circle SE
Smyrna, Georgia 30080
"Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony"
Monday, March 6, 6:00 p.m. - Part One
Monday, March 13, 6:00 p.m. - Part Two
Monday, March 20, 6:00 p.m. - Part Three
Smyrna Library Meeting Room
Open to the public. No reservations required.
In celebration of Women's History Month, we will explore the lives of two famous suffragists. Each week we will watch a portion of the documentary and follow with discussion. Refreshments will be served.
This Ken Burns documentary tells the little-known story of one of the most compelling political movements and friendships in American history. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were born into a world ruled entirely by men and for more than half a century led the fight to win the most basic civil rights for women. Their story is filled with love and loyalty, envy and betrayal, and it raises larger questions about principle and compromise, achievement and ends, and the meaning of independence itself. Their more than half-century struggle led to the passage of the Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, which finally granted American women the right to vote. Neither woman lived to see this great victory, but Stanton and Anthony stand as the two most important women in American history.