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The Stories of Feminists Who Changed American History

August 18 marks the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. These stories look back at a handful of the early feminists who changed the course of American political history.
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  • Women in Kansas Voted for the First Time & Elected a Woman
    Episode 164: Dora Salter
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  • When Congress Failed to Enfranchise Women, They Took it to the States
    100 Years of Woman Suffrage
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  • The Fight for Women’s Suffrage Was Never Just About White Women
    The Ghost of Alice Paul
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  • Mabel Lee Couldn't Vote but She Fought for Suffrage
    Suffrage in Translation
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  • Ida B. Wells Fought for Women To Vote and Black Women To Be Seen
    Episode 8 - Ida B. Wells
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  • Shirley Chisholm: the First Black Woman Elected to Congress
    100 Years of Power, Part 2: Slow Burn of Progress
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