The State of NJ was nominated for an Emmy for these videos
TRENTON – A video series created last year by the New Jersey Historical Commission was nominated for a Regional Emmy.
the NJ Women’s Vote Series Five 90-second videos explored the evolution of voting rights in New Jersey and how women who were denied the right to vote sought the right to vote. He looked at the roles that racism, sexism and classism posed as barriers.
“While the 19th Amendment legally granted American women the right to vote, the right to vote remained limited to black, Native American and immigrant women even after its passage,” said Sara Cureton, executive director of the New Jersey Historical Commission.
“The NJ Women Vote series seeks to reveal the complicated history of women’s suffrage, covering the various women through time who have advocated for the franchise here in New Jersey,” said Cureton. “It reminds us that the fight to vote continues to this day. “
The video series begins in 1776, when single women were allowed to vote, a right that was contracted in 1807, and continues until 1964, when civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer challenged Mississippi delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City.
“The NJ Women Vote series provides historical context,” said Secretary of State Tahesha Way. “Just over 100 years ago, women in the United States couldn’t vote. Thanks to the various activists who fought for decades for this right, and those who continue to do so today, we can participate actively in our democracy.
The videos were nominated for an Emmy in the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The series was nominated in the Historical / Cultural – Short Content category. The awards ceremony should take place at the end of September.
The series was produced by PCK Media and published as part of the observance of the centenary of women’s suffrage. The videos were co-sponsored by the Alice Paul Institute and the County of Middlesex.
Michael Symons is the State House bureau chief for New Jersey 101.5. Contact him at [email protected].