Women's History Month Film Series

Last Date: 
Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 1 p.m.

March is Women's History Month. In recognition of women's history and the accomplishments of women to society, the DC Public Library is screening movies throughout the month. All films will be shown in the second-floor west lobby.

Jacket cover for DVDMarch 14: Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
This film, produced by Ken Burns, presents the history of the American women's suffrage movement through the close and often turbulent friendship of leaders of that movement Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
March 21: Emma Goldman: An Exceedingly Dangerous Woman
Emma Goldman was an early 20th-century activist for free speech -- and an anarchist. She immigrated from Russia to the United States and in 1906, founded the anarchist journal Mother Earth. Her activism and political activities during the Red Scare led to her deportation under the Anarchist Exclusion Act of 1918 that allowed the deportation of any non-citizens that identified with advocates of anarchy or revolution. 
March 28: Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice
This PBS documentary presents the life of early 20th-century civil rights and anti-lynching activist and journalist, Ida B. Wells.  Wells, an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, and suffragist, documented lynching in the United States, showing how it was often a way to control or punish African Americans.  She was active in the women's rights and the women's suffrage movement, establishing several notable women's organizations.

For more information, please call 202-727-1261.