Susan Goodier, Lecturer in the History Department, recently completed an interview for a future American Experience documentary, tentatively entitled “The Vote.” The three-hour interview took place in an apartment in New York City, in keeping with the style of American Experience programs. Questions ran the gamut from black women’s participation in suffrage activism, racism on the part of white suffragists, and the influence of anti-suffragists on the suffrage movement to understanding the importance of the right to vote in today’s world. The documentary will air on PBS in September 2020.
The film maker is Michelle Ferraro, of 42nd parallel films: http://42ndparallel.com/michelle-ferrari.html. Her credits include The Eugenics Crusade (premiered on PBS October 2018), winner of the 2019 Writers Guild Award https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/eugenics-2019-writers-guild-award/, Rachel Carson (2017) based on the life and work of the environmentalist who influenced the world with her 1962 book, Silent Spring, and the landmark series, Half the Sky (2012), inspired by the best-selling book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.