National Archives Foundation Launches Video Series Featuring Speaker Pelosi, Senator Capito, Cokie Roberts and Other Women Trailblazers in Celebration of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial
February 13, 2020
WASHINGTON D.C. (February 13, 2020) – Today, the National Archives Foundation launches a video series about the women’s suffrage movement and its lasting impact on future generations. As part of a larger initiative in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, and in support of the National Archives exhibit, “Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote,” this series illustrates the sacrifices women have made for equality throughout history and the continued importance of civic participation.
Each video explores a different theme, from the legacy American suffragists left behind to the progress our nation has made and the struggles for equality that persist.
“The women and young girls featured in these videos tell a powerful story of where our country has been and where we are moving together,” said National Archives Foundation Executive Director Patrick Madden. “The collective voice of women is louder, prouder and more trailblazing than ever, and the nation is listening as we mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment this year.”
The video series features U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Cokie Roberts and members of the National Archives Foundation board of directors. Videos also include the voices of Rightfully Hers Honorary Committee members and National Archives Foundation program partners including the League of Women Voters and Girl Up, United Nations Foundation.
The videos will be released on National Archives Foundation social media channels over the next six months prior to the August anniversary of the 19th Amendment ratification, each one tied to an important historical anniversary. They will also be shared on social media channels of the Foundation’s community partners.
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The National Archives Foundation is an independent nonprofit that increases public awareness of the National Archives, inspires a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage, and encourages citizen engagement in our democracy. The Foundation generates financial and creative support for National Archives exhibitions, public programs and educational initiatives, introducing America’s records to people around the U.S. and the world. Learn more at www.archivesfoundation.org.