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Bahamas’ Women’s Suffrage Movement honored at the Schomburg

3/27/2014, 9:02 a.m.
Sen. Bill Perkins hosted a screening of the documentary film "Womanish Ways."
Four of the first women to vote in the Bahamas in 1962 (L to R): Beryl Edgecombe, Sylvia Bethel, Marion Bethel and Ethelee Cheare with William R. Dames. Photo by Bill Moore

In celebration of Women’s History Month, state Sen. Bill Perkins hosted a screening of “Womanish Ways,” a documentary film by Marion Bethel. The film documents the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the Bahamas from 1948-1962. This very important and historic film was shown at the world-famous Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.