PBS for the Quad Cities Region premieres their newest documentary “The Fight for the Women’s Vote.”

The documentary will air November WQPT Airing 'The Fight For The Women's Vote' On Sunday1 at 9:00 pm and repeat November 12 at 8:00 pm.  Written and produced by WQPT Director of Marketing and Local Content Lora Adams and edited by Denise Hollmer, the documentary follows the timeline of the movement to acquire voting rights for women from the mid 1800’s to 1965 when The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

“We focused not only on the famous suffragettes like Alice Paul, but on our own homegrown suffragettes like Mabel Palmer,” said Adams.

WQPT worked in partnership with the Putnam Museum and their Curator of History and Anthropology, Christina Kastell who designed the current Putnam Exhibit – Liberating Voices, Changing Lives, which will close on November 4th.

WQPT is a public media service of Western Illinois University.


WQPT Airing 'The Fight For The Women's Vote' On Sunday
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