FREE - Film Screening and Speaker: Suffrage Movement - Main Library
The three films include: Inez Milholland’s: Forward into Light (15 mins), One Fine Day (6 mins) and California Women Win the Vote (27 mins). Ms. Wheelock will be present for a Q&A following the films. If you require babysitting, CIL is providing that service through registration.
Forward Into Light tells the story of Inez Milholland, who was active in the National Woman's Party and a key participant in the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession. She gave her life for the movement in October of 1916, dying just 30 days after she spoke to 1,500 people at Blanchard Hall in Los Angeles, California. Standing at the podium, she wobbled and fell to the floor, gasping her famous last public words, “Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?” She died at the age of thirty.
One Fine Day was produced by Kay Weaver and Martha Wheelock in 1984. The music film was shot and edited in 16 mm film and was set to the song “One Fine Day” written and sung by Kay Weaver. It is considered to be one of the best music films ever made.
California Women Win the Vote rounds out the trio of films using historical materials and live re-enactments. This film presents the dramatic suffrage campaign that won the women of California the right to vote nine years before the rest of the country. The California campaign served as model and motivation for the rest of the country.