Curators at Work: These Things Can Be Done Film Discussion

Time Period
1877 to 1924
1925 to Today
Media Type
Civil Rights
Politics & Government
Women's History
Barbara Batson, Ajena Rogers, Dr. Karen Sherry, Dr. Sandra Treadway, and Christina Vida

In August 2020, the U.S. celebrated the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. “These Things Can Be Done,” a documentary that explores the often-overlooked narrative of women’s suffrage in Virginia, premiered on VPM on August 13, 2020. Meet the historians featured in the film, who share their insights on this pivotal moment in Virginia’s history and answered audience questions as part of this virtual discussion. 

Barbara Batson, Library of Virginia 
Ajena Rogers, Maggie Walker National Historic Site 
Dr. Karen Sherry, Virginia Museum of History & Culture 
Dr. Sandra Treadway, Library of Virginia 
Christina Vida, The Valentine