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Aug 21, 2020

As we commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which confirmed women have the right to vote, here is a glimpse into an untold part of the story. It’s about a rare female journalist in the then male-dominated field of journalism who used her platform to keep the movement in the headlines. She also wrote fiction that is considered source material for "Wonder Woman" comics. That journalist is Miriam Michelson, who also happens to be GCR host Joan Michelson’s great-great aunt.

Listen to professor Lori Harrison-Kahan of Boston College also share stories about how the @MeToo movement originated in the suffrage movement. Lori wrote a best-selling recent book, "The Superwoman and Other Writings of Miriam Michelson (Joan wrote the foreword to it).

You'll hear: 

  • How women journalists in the 1890s-1900's addressed the #MeToo movement of their day.
  • How Miriam used her platform for social causes she cared about, including women's rights.
  • Lessons for women today breaking into non-traditional careers. (You can read about this in my Forbes blog too.)
  • Great stories from Miriam's best-selling fiction, which made her a "celebrity" of her day.

For more on the suffrage movement, including Joan’s sold-out even at the Newseum go here.

You’ll also want to listen to:

  • Newseum event on Suffrage Movement,
  • Brooke Kroeger, Author of “The Suffragents” on the male supporters of women’s vote (Is Joe Biden a “Suffragent” for choosing Senator Kamala Harris as his VP)
  • Jennifer Palmieri, Former Communications Director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and President Obama, and author of “Dear Madam President.”
  • Shamina Singh, CEO of Mastercard’s Center for Inclusive Growth, on advancing women’s power and her career in government and politics.

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