Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Welcome to Week 4 of "19 Days of Suffrage" with New Videos and More to Celebrate the Movie, "Suffragette"

Welcome to the final week of the Focus Features special initiative, “19 Days of Suffrage," to celebrate the powerful film Suffragette, as it releases in theaters nationwide through Thanksgiving. These 19 Days are in honor of the 19th Amendment, which granted women in the United States the right to vote in 1919.

With Thanksgiving this week, this is the perfect time to reflect on things to be thankful for -- our rights and freedoms, our families, those who have fought for us to be where we are today -- but for many, the #fightsnotover. There are still many women around the globe who do not have equal rights.

In the video below, “Did You Know," you’ll find some examples of these differing women’s rights around the world.

“Did You Know” Facts Video


Imagine a world where you couldn't leave your home without a man's permission. For some women, that is their reality. The Suffragettes ignited the fight for women's equality and it's up to us to finish it. See the film, and take action at FightsNotOver.com
Posted by Suffragette on Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Now, enjoy this “Sisterhood” Featurette Clip from the Movie, Suffragette


Finally, check out these “firsts” for women in the fields of entertainment and sports!

WOMEN’S FIRSTS IN ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS

1940 – Hattie McDaniel is the first African American to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Gone with the Wind).

1948 – Alice Coachman is the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal.

1961 – Rita Moreno is the first Latina to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress (West Side Story).

1975 – Junko Tabei is the first woman to reach the summit of Everest on 5/16/75 via the South-East Ridge route.

1976 – Nadia Comaneci is the first woman to score a perfect 10 in an Olympic gymnastics event in 1976, at age 14.

1987 – Aretha Franklin was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1993 – Julie Krone is the first woman to win a Triple Crown race (1993). The American jockey won the Belmont Stakes riding Colonial Affair. In 2003, she also was the first woman to win a Breeders’ Cup race.

2010 – Kathryn Bigelow was the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director, the BAFTA Award for Best Direction, and the Critics' Choice Award for Best Director, all for film The Hurt Locker.

2014 – Becky Hammon became the first full-time female coach in the NBA – and the first full-time female coach in in any of the four major professional sports in America – as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs.

2014 – Ava DuVernay is the first African-American woman to be nominated for Best Director by the Golden Globe Awards for Selma.

2015 – Jennifer Welter became the first woman hired in the NFL as an assistant coaching intern to coach linebackers and special teams for the Arizona Cardinals during training camp and preseason.


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