Just in time for the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which ensures women’s right to vote in the United States, the first episode of the docu-series “Brazen Belles” will have a free virtual screening on Thursday, August 20. “Brazen Belles” is a three-part series about women’s rights activists in South Carolina. SC Humanities supported this docu-series with grant funds in 2003.
The first episode is about the women behind the suffrage movement in South Carolina, including those who worked for the right to vote on the national level. Producer Audrey Muck will introduce the film, and after the screening, she’ll share what’s yet to come in Episodes 2 and 3, and answer audience questions.
To join the screening on Thursday, August 20, at 7:30 p.m., register on the website: https://brazenbellesmovie.com/free-online-screening/.
The first episode of the film features historical figures like Sarah and Angelina Grimke, who came from a wealthy, slave-holding family but became abolitionists and then fierce feminists when they had to fight for their right to speak in front of both female and male audiences; and Anita Pollitzer, who joined the suffrage movement as a teenager, and criss-crossed the nation lobbying for women’s right to vote.
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