The women’s suffrage movement was decades in the making and came with many harsh setbacks. But it resulted in a permanent victory: women’s right to vote. How did the suffragists do it? One hundred years later, an eye-opening look at their playbook shows that some of their strategies seem oddly familiar.
From moments of inspiration to some of the movement’s darker aspects— including the racism of some suffragist leaders, violence against picketers, and hunger strikes in jail—this clear-eyed view takes in the roles of key figures: Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard, Ida B. Wells, Alice Paul, and many more. Lucinda Robb and Rebecca Boggs Roberts join us for a conversation that will range from history to how-for activists-in-the-making, just like their book.