The Vote
Friday, June 19, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Join us from your living room on a virtual screening platform called OVEE.
Take a 60-minute look inside this new four-hour, two-part documentary that tells the dramatic story of the epic crusade waged by American women for the right to vote.
The executive director of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center, Diana Bailey, will be on hand to answer questions and offer comments throughout the screening. RSVP below to register for this free and engaging event.
About The Vote: 
Focusing primarily on the movement’s militant and momentous final decade, the film charts American women’s determined march to the ballot box and illuminates the myriad social, political, and cultural obstacles that stood in their path. The Vote delves deeply into the animating controversies that divided the nation in the early 20th century – gender, race, state's rights, and political power – and offers an absorbing lesson in the delicate, often fractious dynamics of social change.
Timed to the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, The Vote is narrated by Kate Burton and features the voices of Mae Whitman (Alice Paul), Audra McDonald (Ida B. Wells), Laura Linney (Carrie Chapman Catt) and Patricia Clarkson (Harriot Stanton Blatch) as they portray some of the unsung warriors of the movement.
Written, directed and produced by Emmy Award-winner Michelle Ferrari and executive-produced by Mark Samels and Susan Bellows, The Vote premieres Monday and Tuesday, July 6-7, 9:00-11:00 pm ET on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE on MPT, and the MPT video app.
With funding from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, the documentary is part of the PBS Trailblazers summer programming lineup honoring the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.
About Maryland Women's Heritage Center:
The Maryland Women’s Heritage Center (MWHC) aims to achieve positive change in the lives of Marylanders by recognizing and documenting contributions of women to our social, political, and economic order.
MWHC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization, was established to preserve the past, understand the present, and shape the future by recognizing, respecting, and transmitting the experiences and contributions of Maryland women of diverse backgrounds and from all regions of the state. The center is an outgrowth of the Maryland Women’s History Project that began in 1980 as a collaborative venture between the Maryland Commission for Women and the Maryland State Department of Education.
The center also promotes opportunities and equality for women and girls, serves as a resource clearinghouse for information about Maryland women, and provides a gathering place for workshops, forums, and other special events to address issues impacting girls, women, and their families.
About OVEE:
OVEE is a shared media viewing experience – a powerful way to reach, connect, and engage with audiences. OVEE stands for Online Viewing and Engagement Experience.
Created by ITVS and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), OVEE combines quality HD media and livestream content with the community-building conversation of social media in a single-screen experience.
Through OVEE, filmmakers, educators, public media stations and other partners create online screenings that bring together fans, students, subject experts and special guests to watch streaming media and chat live in a virtual theater. The OVEE chat enables viewers to discuss the topic, share resources, and ask questions of panelists and experts featured in the video.
As always, Friday Freeview screenings are free and open to the public!
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Questions? Contact Jessie at [email protected]
Laura Mettle


I grew up in Maryland, and have lived in Howard County since 1985, raising a family and working as a teacher for Howard County Public Schools.