Trailer: Suffragette

Posted on June 3, 2015 at 11:07 pm

Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan star in this film based on the fight to give women the right to vote in the UK.  I wish it had been called “Suffragist,” the term the women themselves preferred (“suffragette” was used by their opponents to demean them), I am very happy that the story of their courage, determination, and persistence despite decades of bigotry and abuse, just one part of the other great civil rights movement of the 19th and 20th centuries, will be told.

It was on this day in 1919 that Congress approved a Constitutional amendment giving American women first got the right to vote, 140 years after the Constitution was first adopted.

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