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The Race to Ratification

Clip: Season 32 Episode 9 | 13m 52s

The women of New York came together like nowhere else to push for their state’s ratification of the 19th Amendment and win a pivotal victory in the long fight for women’s suffrage.

Aired: 08/18/20

Rating: NR

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