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

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.

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

  1. I enjoyed listening to that podcast because of all the information that was given. I would have never known about Women’s history if it wasn’t for this blog post. I feel that women’s suffrage is such a hard time for us all together.

  2. Things were very different for women just one hundred years ago and even though today a lot of things may have improved for us, there still remains much to be done to insure equality for our future generation. I don’t really think much about women’s right in other nations, because things get very complicated very quickly when you mix different cultures, economic standards, and education levels. I just think that we’ve come a long way in most Western nations and we should continue to work hard until true gender equality is achieved.

  3. Agreed!!! Everyone does their part, or at least that’s the hope and the requirement for our times.

  4. Madeline F. Bowyer

    Brave. Courageous. These women. As for me, people envy me that I have a job in the first place. I sure don’t tell anyone about what I think of it. I guess change happens gradually. The work I have to do involves democratic participation and decision making. The only thing is that our organization involves membership. A good 90% of the members are women. The national and state organization is top heavy with men. And the organization is run as a hierarchy. No wonder I get crazy at the end of the day with these conflicting values.

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