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Get Into Light, Get Out and Vote

It’s less than a week until midterm elections in America: Democrats and Republicans are ramping up their efforts to epic heights as the balance of power across both aisles is still anyone’s game. Every major race is dead even in the polls or within reach for either party. But today we pour through TheArchive not for prognostication but rather a sense of grounding around the critical need for free and fair elections and what it took so many Americans to gain that access. Into Light is the life story of legendary women’s rights activist and suffragette Inez Milholland. A prison reformer and crusader for African American equality, Milholland was a leading American suffragist who paved the way for the 19th Amendment’s ratification. This timely film about turn of the century suffragette Inez Milholland is set just four years before the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920. It celebrates Milholland’s rise to social action prominence through her aggressive fight to, against all odds, rally s