The Prezi entitled First Wave Feminism acted as a broad overview of topics and events central to my research paper on the Civil Disobedience surrounding the early Feminist movement. This source, created by Mrs. Robertson, offered a significant amount of information regarding women from a variety of stances, including their role during World War I and the Great Depression. It introduces central figures of the movement, such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. The Prezi followed a helpful timeline, ensuring a smooth and accurate narrative with relevant images and interactive videos. The source presents information in a clear and concise fashion, while including exceedingly important documents.
The presentation began in the early 1800’s at the World Anti-Slavery Convention. It was interesting to see the parallels between the fight for woman’s rights and the same struggle for blacks. From there, the first ever Convention for Woman’s Rights was held, spurring the creation of a document known as the Declaration of Sentiments, which mimicked the Declaration of Independence.
The Prezi included the transcript of a poem known as “Ain’t I a Woman,” which was spoken at a National Woman’s Convention in Ohio. Among many iconic lines in the writing, two stanzas connected woman’s rights to religion, one asking “Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.” From there, the Prezi continues through early twentieth century, up until rather recently, in 1984, when Mississippi ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.
The source provides a fundamental overview of First Wave Feminism, hitting on key events and relevant figures. The presentation’s sole drawback was its platform, as Prezi is slightly hard to navigate and impossible to annotate.
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Robertson, Laura. “Copy of First Wave Feminism.” Prezi. Prezi Inc., 15 Mar. 2016. Web. 5 Jan. 2017. <https://prezi.com/9d-lgo0qjrxn/copy-of-first-wave-feminism/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy>.