Follow the history of the Suffrage Movement in the U.S., from the first Women’s Rights Convention in 1848 to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920.
Suffrage Movie Series
The Women and Public Policy program celebrates the centennial of women's suffrage in the US by highlighting women’s political participation across the globe. We welcome all of the HKS community to honor the diverse suffrage and political experiences highlighted in these films.
All screenings will be held in the Cason Room (T-102), beginning at 4 p.m. Snacks will be provided.
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019
Knock Down the House
Four exceptional women mount grassroots campaigns against powerful incumbents in an inspiring look at the 2018-midterm elections that tipped the balance of power.
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019
Iron Jawed Angels
Defiant young activists take the women’s suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
The story of Eufrosina Cruz, one of Mexico’s leading feminist and indigenous rights activists, claiming her title as Oaxaca’s first indigenous female politician.
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020
Through the personal stories of several black female civil rights activists, the film unearths the lesser-known story of black women’s political marginalization and mobilization.
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Enemies of Happiness
The story of Malalai Joya, a young female politician who dared to challenge warlords and opium kings in her fight to bring progress to Afghanistan, as sh runs for parliament in 2005.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
In 1912 London, a young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting the right for women to vote, risking jobs, homes, families and live for a just cause.