Iron Jawed Angles Essay

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Passed by Congress on June 4th, 1919, the 19th amendment granted woman the right to vote. The movie Iron Jawed Angles directed by Katja von Garnier, premiered in 2004 and is critically acclaimed. The film takes place in the 1910’s and targets the American women’s suffrage movement, with one of the main leaders being Alice Paul. Throughout the movie Alice and her contingents undertake the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) to plan to advance into Washington for woman’s right to vote nationally. Woman continue to fight for their rights today, the events that Alice Paul conducted in the 1910’s is a reflection on the liberal feminism movements today.
Protests formed by Alice Paul were held to show the purpose of woman in their own eyes, but these were not the only actions Miss Paul and her committee took to show suffrage. They demanded their suffrage through non-violence, these peaceful actions helped endorse the amendment. For this
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When it was brought to an African American woman’s attention that the blacks would be marching in the back of the line, she opposed. She argued that this will be ‘woman all as one’, supporting that all woman is equal, as to supporting that woman and men are equal. She insisted to march in the same spot as the white woman, rather than the back of the line. These actions insisted that white woman aspired to have pushed woman of color aside. The Sojourner Truth, “Ain’t I A Woman” (1851) speech read by Alfre Woodard, is a speech for equality not only in race, but sex. A slave once but freed, she proudly explains why she should be treated equal based on her past experience of having “Ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me.” Following with again “and ain’t I a woman?”. Not only did this speech address the important of woman’s rights, but it introduced the argument of African American rights within the