Iron Jawed Angels began running on HBO today. It is the story of the fight for women's sufferage. This is the full coverage schedule
It has been 232 years since the founding of the nation. It has been 88 years since women were allowed the right to vote. When reading the biography of Alice Paul played by Hillary Swank in this year when another Hillary is running for President of the United States, one has to wonder if we have come very far at all.
The Democratic Convention will take place less than two weeks after the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with the final vote taken in the State of Tennessee in what was known as The War of the Roses. It passed by one vote courtesy of Representative Harry Burn who changed his red rose to yellow and voted "Aye" after receiving a telegram on the floor from his mother urging him to "Do The Right Thing".
"The young women of today—free to study, to speak, to write, to choose their occupation —should remember that every inch of this freedom was bought for them at a great price... the debt that each generation owes to the past, it must pay to the future."
~ Abigail Scott Dunaway