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BOOK Susan Ware, Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019). 360 pp.

FILM Seneca Falls (2019, Louise Vance).


BOOK Adele Logan Alexander, Princess of the Hither Isles: A Black Suffragist’s Story from the Jim Crow South (Yale UP, 2019). 392 pp. 

FILM Thirteenth (2016, Ava Duvernay).


BOOK Cynthia E. Orozco, Agent of Change: Adela Sloss-Vento, Mexican American Civil Rights Activist and Texas Feminist (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2020). 272pp.

FILM Dolores (2018, Peter Bratt).


BOOK Leandra Ruth Zarnow, Battling Bella: The Protest Politics of Bella Abzug (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2019). 464 pp. 

FILM She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014, Mary Dore).


BOOK Ellen Fitzpatrick, The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016). 336 pp.

FILM Chisholm ’72: Unbought And Unbossed (2004, Shola Lynch).


BOOK Fiction: Sue Kidd Monk, The Invention Of Wings (Ny: Penguin, 2015). 384 Pp.

FILM Rebel Hearts: The Grimke Sisters (1995, Betsy Newman). 


BOOK Fiction: Miriam Grace Monfredo, Seneca Falls Inheritance (Create Space Independent Publishing, 2nd Ed, 2013). 332 Pp.

FILM Ida B. Wells: A Passion For Justice (1989, William Greaves).


BOOK Elaine Weiss, The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight To Win The Vote (Penguin Press, 2018). 432 Pp.

FILM Iron-Jawed Angels (2004, Katja Von Garner).


BOOK Stacey Abrams, Lead From The Outside: How To Build Your Future And Make Real Change (New York: Picador, 2019). 256 Pp.

FILM Councilwoman (2018, Margo Guernsey).


BOOK Smithsonian American Women: Remarkable Objects And Stories Of Strength, Ingenuity, And Vision From The National Collection (Washington, Dc: Smithsonian Books, 2019). 248 Pp.

FILM Wonder Women: The Untold Story Of American Superheroines (2012, Guevara-Flanagan & Edwards).


BOOK Carol Anderson, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy (New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019). 368 Pp.

FILM Selma (2014, Ava Duvernay).


BOOK Joni Seager, The Women’s Atlas (New York: Penguin Books, 2018). 208 Pp.

FILM Forbidden Voices (2012, Barbara Miller).


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