Curl up in a chair and listen to audio about our roots!

Posted by on March 10, 2013 in 60-Second History Lesson | 1 comment

Happy Women’s History Month! This podcast from Indiana is worth listening to: “Helen Gougar: Foot Soldier for Suffrage.” Click here. Helen Gougar became a suffrage activist because of her determination to reduce the rate of domestic violence.

Martha Burk’s “Equal Time” radio broadcasts have guests you may never get an opportunity to listen to otherwise. Martha broadcasts from KSFR in Santa Fe, and her programming is available online.

Don’t forget that Suffrage Wagon’s archives have the audio version of “Jailed for Freedom” by Doris Stevens of the National Woman’s Party who reports on the tale of winning the 19th amendment. The book was published in 1920, and the story is still fresh in the words of those who lived it. For anyone who’s just been introduced to the suffrage movement by watching “Iron Jawed Angels,” read or listen to Doris Stevens.  Here it is:

Doris Stevens and “Jailed for Freedom.”  Section 1, Section 2, Section 3, Section 4. Sections 5 and 6 coming soon. Audio by Librivox.

Photo of radio: Massimianogalardi.


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  1. I’ve read somewhere recently of how every 9 seconds a woman is battered in the United States. At the risk of sound ignorant, I’ll be honest I did not know the situation was this still bad for the women of America. Even though there’s still so much to be done in terms of gender equality in this country, I’ve never imagined such tragic statistic to be part of this country’s present. Now more than ever we need a new Helen Grougar to step up.

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