Washington National Cathedral: Women and the Vote: 1920, 1965 and Today
The fight for women’s suffrage and the civil rights movement demonstrated that the existence of a democracy does not guarantee the right to vote for all Americans. Michelle Miller of CBS Saturday morning hosts this live panel discussion with special guest Dr. Thelma T. Daley, groundbreaking leader and 16th President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the African American sorority founded in 1913 whose first public act was participation in the Women’s Suffrage March in Washington, D.C.. Additional panelists include historian and author Ellen Carol DuBois; movement lawyer, civil rights advocate and voting rights expert Judith Browne Dianis; and Rev. Gwendolyn Boyd, engineer, former college president, past national president of Delta Sigma Theta and ordained itinerant elder in the AME church. Join this extraordinary group of women as we recognize the courage and sacrifice that are part of this nation’s ongoing journey toward a full democracy. For more history on the suffrage movement, see “Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote” by guest Ellen Carol DuBois. From the publisher: Honoring the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, this exciting history explores the full scope of the movement to win the vote for women through portraits of its bold leaders and devoted activists.