03 Jul 19th Amendment Podcasts
100 years ago, the 19th Amendment was ratified. But American women’s battle for the ballot began long before that day in August—and continues, even to this day. Wonder Media Network presents She Votes!—a podcast that digs into the complex history of the women’s suffrage movement and its enduring significance, hosted by award-winning journalists Ellen Goodman and Lynn Sherr. Having lived through—and covered—feminism’s second-wave, Goodman and Sherr tell the definitive story of suffrage, from the first demands to speak on public matters by antislavery activists in 1837, through the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention for women’s rights, to the drama of the final passage in 1920 and beyond.
As you surely are aware, August 26 is the centennial of the ratification of 19th Amendment to the Constitution — the culmination of more than seven decades during which women fought for that right to vote. And it comes during a pivotal election which may well hinge on the women’s vote. Goodman and Sher have long been captivated by the suffrage movement and its extraordinary heroes and so they are hosting a new podcast called She Votes! You can listen to the trailer here.
She Votes! is an 8-part audio documentary that digs into the complex history of the women’s suffrage movement with all its glory and shortcomings. From the first demands to speak on public matters by antislavery activists in 1837, through the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention for women’s rights, to the drama of the final passage in 1920 and beyond. Lynn and Ellen are telling the story of a movement that carries astonishing relevance and importance today. They explore issues of gender and race, generational conflicts, power and politics. They also connect their own ceiling-crashing careers to the struggles of our foremothers. With gratitude.
Oh – and a special treat: Listen for the voice of the great Christine Baranski channeling Susan B. Anthony!
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