Not for Ourselves Alone - The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

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Not for Ourselves Alone—The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Ken Burns, dir. 1999. DVD.

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Review: Not For Ourselves Alone tells the dramatic, little-known story of one of the most compelling friendships in American history. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were born into a world ruled entirely by men. By the time their lives were over, they had changed for the better the lives of a majority of American citizens. Their personal relationship was often turbulent but they never wavered in their shared belief that equality was the birthright of every woman, and for more than half a century led the fight to make that dream a reality. With superb live cinematography, compelling interviews, and historical photographs never before seen on screen, this powerful film provides an unforgettable dual portrait of two great Americans who improved the lives of women everywhere.

Additional information, background material, director's commentary and activities related to Ken Burn's Not For Ourselves Alone can be found at pbs.org.

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