Carrie Chapman Catt: Warrior for Women

Premieres May 5 on Iowa PBS

Coming this spring, Carrie Chapman Catt: Warrior for Women tells the compelling story of Iowa suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt and her role in the women’s suffrage movement. Watch a behind-the-scenes preview of this upcoming Iowa PBS documentary.

Catt devoted most of her life to the expansion of women’s rights nationwide and around the world, and is recognized as one of the key leaders of the American women’s suffrage movement. Her political strategies and organizational skills led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution 100 years ago on August 18, 1920.

Stay tuned leading up to the centennial anniversary for events around the state, and additional features about Catt, other notable Iowa suffragists, the suffrage movement and modern-day perspectives from Iowa women.

Educational Resources

Classroom resources drawn from this documentary will encourage Iowa teachers to share that same inspiration with all Iowa students.

Educational Resources

Timeline of the Iowa Suffrage Movement