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Durham County Library Hosts National Voter Registration Day Celebration with Film Showing: Iron Jawed Angels

Program: Celebrate National Voter Registration Day! Film Screening: Iron Jawed Angels
Date: Tuesday, September 24
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: South Regional Library, 4505 South Alston Ave.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host a film showing of Iron Jawed Angels at the South Regional Library at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24 to celebrate National Voter Registration Day. After the film, Judge Willis Whichard will lead a discussion. South Regional Library is located at 4505 S. Alston Ave.

The film depicts the struggle of women as they fought to gain the right to vote. It dramatizes the story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns who ignited the suffragist movement using peaceful and effective tactics before the 19th Amendment was finally enacted in 1920. The film stars Hillary Swank, Frances O’Connor and Anjelica Huston.

Whichard, a Durham native, is the only person in the history of North Carolina who has served in both houses of the state legislature and on both of the state’s appellate courts.

This program is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange-Durham-Chatham. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or


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