Ken Burns will receive $200,000 in state grants to help fund his film on the lives of women's rights pioneers Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

The announcement was made Monday at a news conference in Albany by New York Gov. George Pataki, with the renowned maker of documentaries on the Civil War and baseball at his side. Pataki said Burns is the perfect person to tell the story of the women's rights movement in the 19th century."It has been a story that most people, particularly most men, have been terrified to delve into," Burns said.

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