Episode 14: “Ohio v. Suffrage” (19th Amendment) We celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage in Ohio, with three amazing women: Lisa Wood, Emily Krichbaum and Megan Wood. Alex tells the entire history of suffrage in Ohio and America as we follow the journey to the eventual adoption of the 19th Amendment in 1919. Lisa and Alex discuss the life of Harriet Taylor Upton, Ohio’s most famous suffragette and the ups and downs of the Ohio Women’s Suffrage Association. Emily tells the story of the national struggle for suffrage with appearances by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Alice Paul. The more conservative Taylor and the more radical Paul work in concert to deliver female suffrage after decades of failure.
We’re also joined by Megan Wood of the Ohio History Connection to discuss the creation of the Ohio Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission (32:00). The Commission which was approved last week and led by the Secretary of State’s office, will hold events and raise awareness about the importance and historical significance of the 19th Amendment. https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190226/ohio-getting-ready-to-celebrate-100-years-of-women-voting
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