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American Experience "The Vote" premiered on SDPB1 July 6. "Simple Justice: Suffrage in South Dakota" premiered on SDPB1 on August 10.


SDPB Documentaries

Simple Justice: Suffrage in South Dakota

Rating: TV-G

A history of the 60-year long struggle for woman suffrage in South Dakota.

For Educators

Teaching Women's Suffrage

This collection of educational resources detail key figures, events, and regional movements of the decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States.

Additional Information

In The Moment

Indian Suffrage

The 19th Amendment that authorized woman suffrage in the U.S. did not enfranchise Native Americans. An interview with Cathleen Cahill, Assoc. Prof. , Penn State University.

Content channel

The Presentation Sisters

Women who have changed (and are changing) South Dakota history, the Presentation Sisters. A conversation with Sister Lynn Marie Welbig.

In The Moment

Radical Suffragist Matilda Joslyn Gage

Gage worked on national and South Dakota suffrage campaigns during the 19th century and lived Aberdeen. An interview with Angelica Shirley Carpenter, author of "Born Criminal."

In The Moment

Influential Women of South Dakota

Madonna Thunder Hawk and Marcella Gilbert.

In The Moment

Emma Smith Devoe/South Dakota Organizers

Several prominent national organizers worked in South Dakota. An interview with Liz Almlie, Historic Preservation Specialist with the South Dakota State Historical Society.

In the moment

Women of SD Making a Difference: Stephanie Herseth Sandlin

A conversation with Augustana University President and former U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin.

In The Moment

Ethnicity, Race, and the South Dakota Suffrage Movement

Suffragists and the views of immigrants toward woman suffrage. An interview with Sara Egge author of "Woman Suffrage and Citizenship in the Midwest: 1870-1920."

"In the Moment"

Black Hills Suffragist Mabel Rewman

How suffragists adapted their message to address the concerns of Black Hills communities. An interview with Kelly Kirk, Instructor of History at Black Hills State University.

"In The Moment"

Women of Influence in South Dakota

An interview with retired SD Supreme Court Justice Judith Meierhenry

In the Moment

The Vote: South Dakota's Anti-suffrage Movement

Why so many believed that women should not have the vote. An interview with Paula Nelson, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

In The Moment

Influential Women in SD: Karen Mortimer

A conversation with Karen Mortimer with the MOA Ambassadors in Rapid City.

"In The moment"

Suffrage in Dakota Territory

SDPB's Lori Walsh interviews Lori Ann Lahlum, Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator for the Department of History at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

In The Moment

Women Of SD Making A Difference: Cabot Ann Christofferson

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage this summer, we will look at the women of the past who lead us to where we are today. We will also recognize women who are

In The Moment

Suffrage Profile: Marietta M. Bones, Webster

An interview with Nancy Trystad Koupal, director of South Dakota Historical Society Press in Pierre.Marietta M. Bones gained national prominence in the movement only to switch side

The Vote: Her Flag

Video Feature

Her Flag

South Dakota’s “Her Flag” stripe event held at the State Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on January 30, 2020.

Images of the Past

The Bottle and the Ballot

Why the case for alcohol prohibition was, at times, very closely linked with the call for woman suffrage.

Together with the South Dakota State Historical Society and the Historical Society Foundation, Her Vote. Her Voice. (HVHV) Centennial Delegation , appointed by Gov. Kristi Noem, leads initiatives and raises funds to ensure that the history of South Dakota’s women will be collected and preserved for future generations.