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Mar 22, 2022

In honor of the confirmation hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court, this is a replay of Joan's interview with Dr. Marcia Chatelain of Georgetown University on the role of Black Women Suffragists in women getting the right to vote.

This episode was recorded under our previous name, Green Connections Radio, and before President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were elected.

When the 19th Amendment ratified that women have the right to vote in this country, black women were not included. However, black women suffragists were quite strategic , as you’ll hear as you listen to professor Chatelain, professor of history and African American Studies at Georgetown University.

You'll hear: 

  • How black women managed the racial tensions within the suffrage movement.
  • Stories of remarkable black women suffragists who played a critical role in successful passage of the Amendment.
  • Strategies the black women suffragists employed to make sure their voices were heard.
  • Her surprising take on the impact of Kamala Harris as the Democratic VP Nominee.
  • Plus, insightful career advice!

Also read Joan’s Forbes blog on Marica’s insights here, and 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,
  • Lori Harrison-Kahan on the role of women journalists in the suffrage cause and how the #MeToo movement began in suffrage
  • 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.”

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