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Film touts Lydia Maria Child as the bridge to Women’s Suffrage

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Women’s History Month:
Film touts Lydia Maria Child as the bridge to Women’s Suffrage

Los Angeles, CA: Independent filmmaker and author Constance L. Jackson’s latest documentary film project Over The River…Life of Lydia Maria Child, Abolitionist for Freedom opens with actress Diahann Carroll asking the viewers to join her in viewing the life and times of Lydia Maria Child, an American icon. Although the film title makes reference to Lydia Maria Child’s most-known work, “Over the River and Through the Woods to Grandmother’s House We Go,” a Thanksgiving Day poem turned song published in 1844, the DVD for the first time in film history explores this amazing woman and the abolitionist soldiers, including the Grimké sisters, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Lucy Stone, Lucretia Mott, and Elizabeth Cady-Stanton. Child’s women’s history book written in 1835, History of the Condition of Women, in Various Ages and Nations was used by women’s suffrage leaders to help forge the fight for women’s rights. Child’s life work has greatly been ignored because she was an abolitionist, and because she was a white woman criticizing white supremacy while challenging the very notion of freedom in America.

“Over The River is a true labor of love that looks at the tumultuous times of the 19th-century and how Lydia Maria Child’s major literary contribution was paramount in helping to trigger the Civil War, while raising the public’s awareness on many cutting-edge issues such as women’s rights, religious freedom and racism,” says Jackson.

Actress Diahann Carroll’s mellifluous voice narrates the film, delivering an incredible narrative performance.

“It is a magnificent achievement,” raves Dr. Carolyn Karcher, leading author/scholar on Lydia Maria Child. “I’m now aware of some of the darkest hours of our republic. I recommend this DVD and book to every home, school, classroom, museum and library,” exclaims Daytona Beach News editor Karen Gallagher. “The program is a fascinating and comprehensive study of Ms. Child,” praises PBS. “Superbly researched, written, and presented in word, sound and images,” says the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum.

The Over The River DVD (Run time: 140 min.) and companion book (160 pages) are now available to the general public after being well-received by libraries, universities and schools across the nation. Visit for more information.

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