THE CELEBRATION: Celebrate 100 Years of Voting Rights. Alice Paul was one of the most influential individuals in the fight for women’s rights of the 20th century. In 1917 Paul, Lucy Burns and others organized the Silent Sentinels. Day after day, women stood silently at the White House gates, picketing for women’s suffrage. They were arrested and imprisoned. President Wilson soon gave his support for a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote.
THE FILM: Award-winning HBO original film, IRON JAWED ANGELS, is the remarkable story of a group of passionate and defiant young women activists, led by Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and her friend Lucy Burns (Frances O’Connor), who risked their lives to fight and win American Women’s right to vote. Golden Globe Winner: Anjelica Huston. Golden Globe Nominee: Hilary Swank. The film is general admission with no ticket necessary.
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