Smyrna Library Hosts Documentary Showing for Women’s History Month


The Smyrna Public Library will be hosting three separate film club meetings. Each day will be a part of the Ken Burns documentary “Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.” Part one is today at 6pm. Part 2 is Monday, March 13 at 6pm, and Part 3 is Monday, March 20 at 6pm.

The event will be held in the Meeting Room, and is open to the public. No reservations are required.

Because it is Women’s History Month, the movie is about two famous suffragists. Discussion and refreshments will be after the documentary.

Here is a synopsis of the documentary: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were born into a world ruled entirely by men and for more than half a century led the fight to win the most basic civil rights for women. Their story is filled with love and loyalty, envy and betrayal, and it raises larger questions about principle and compromise, achievement and ends, and the meaning of independence itself. Their more than half-century struggle led to the passage of the Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, which finally granted American women the right to vote. Neither woman lived to see this great victory, but Stanton and Anthony stand as the two most important women in American history.

For more information about all that’s going on in Smyrna, click here.


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