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“We’re in every home. We’re half the human race. You can’t stop us all.” Get ready to feel some feelings. Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, and Helena Bonham-Carter star in the upcoming film Suffragette, a historical drama about the fight for women’s voting rights in Britain. Streep plays Emmeline Pankhurst, founder of the Women’s Social and Political Union, an activist known for her radical—and often violent—protest tactics. Suffragette tells Pankhurst’s story, as well as the stories of other women who fought alongside her. Read More
I have a big popcorn bowl ready for a History Detectives segment on Tuesday, September 20th (PBS, 8-9 ET). This episode, which focuses on women's suffrage, is worth watching because it’s rare that women’s history gets much play on national TV.  The History Detectives program on September 20th features Yvonne Blemly Crumlish and probes the mystery of her grandmother Addie's suffrage pennant that Yvonne's father gave her 30 years ago. Read More
When I was young, my mother told me about my suffragist grandmother Edna (that's her in the photo). “She did important work so women can vote today,” my mother said. I took the story to heart. I couldn’t wait until the subject of women’s suffrage was raised in school. I imagined raising my hand, standing up in front of my classmates, and waxing lyrically about my grandma. Nothing happened through the sixth grade. Or the seventh. Read More