“The textbooks when I went to school said women were given the vote.
We weren’t given anything. We took it.”
—Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation
Emmy-winning producer Michelle Ferrari’s forthcoming two-part documentary, “The Vote,” examines the long-fought yet surprisingly unknown story of women’s struggle to secure the right to vote.
This two-part documentary comes at a crucial moment; it commemorates the centennial of the 19th Amendment (celebrated August 26) but also focuses on the divisions within the movement, injustices, obstacles and achievements—many of which, such as voter suppression, still ring true even in 2020.
The four-hour, two-part series, “The Vote”—narrated by Kate Burton and featuring the voices of Mae Whitman (Alice Paul), Audra McDonald (Ida…