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. (66126)

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.