Women’s Suffrage: A ‘Crooked’ Path
RadioEd is a biweekly podcast created by the DU Newsroom that taps into the University of Denver’s deep pool of bright brains to explore new takes on today’s top stories.
This month (August 2020) marks 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. While we like to think of this event as a clear turning point in history, the truth is a lot more complicated. Historian Susan Schulten illuminates the complex and often hidden history behind the amendment’s passage — from the crooked path to ratification, to unsung heroes and troubling racial inequality.
In this episode:
- Op-Ed by Schulten: The Crooked Path to Women’s Suffrage
- Sara Chatfield, University of Denver
- More on Francis Harper
- Suffrage at 100
- See below for a slideshow of images and documents provided by Schulten related to the suffragist movement