“Storming the House Floor” Social Media Video from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, Because of Her Story

Video Crit

Friday, April 30, 2021: 9:00am - 10:30am - - Crit Room

Sara Cohen, American Women's History Initiative, Smithsonian, USA, Hannah Ostroff, Smithsonian, USA, Erin Marie Blasco, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, USA

One of a series of short, social media optimized videos to share lesser-known stories of women’s suffrage. This was our most successful video of the series to date.

Description for this video:

When Hawai’i became an American territory, women were stripped of their right to vote. Suffragist Wilhelmina Kekelaokalaninui Widemann Dowsett fought back, organizing with other women to regain their political power.
Learn more women’s history with the Smithsonian: https://womenshistory.si.edu​

Drawing on the Smithsonian’s unique and vast resources, Because of Her Story creates, disseminates, and amplifies the historical record of the accomplishments of American women.