Grant from CT Humanities Supports Connecticut Suffragists Tribute Film
March 4, 2021 • CTH Funded, Grants, Programs

With Quick Grant funding from CT Humanities, the New Haven-based Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) and Karyl Evans, a six-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, produced a 12-minute tribute film honoring suffragists from the state of Connecticut. “Connecticut Suffragists Tribute Film” premiered at the CWHF’s virtual induction ceremony this past fall and is used as a companion with CWHF’s Votes for Women curriculum in their educational programs for children & adults across the state of Connecticut.

Included in the film are both the suffragists the CWHF inducted in previous years such as Isabella Beecher Hooker, August Lewis Troup, Julia and Abby Smith, Mary Townsend Seymour, Katharine Houghton Hepburn and Alice Paul as well as a new group of inductees including Frances Ellen Burr, Emily Person, Josephine Bennett, Sisters Helena, Clara and Elsie Hill, Sarah Lee Brown Fleming and Catherine Flanagan. Scholars Siobhan Carter-David, Ph.D., associate professor of history, Southern Connecticut State University, and Elizabeth Hohl, Ph.D., professor of women’s studies and history, Fairfield University, provided historical background and narration.

Watch “Connecticut Suffragists Tribute Film” here.

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