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0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff910e0002Unsung is an ongoing series that explores the stories of New Hampshire women (past and present) we think we know, and those we don't, as told from a modern perspective. New stories every month on the first Wednesday on Morning Edition.

A Wider Lens on Women's Suffrage and the Centennial of the 19th Amendment

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One hundred years ago, in August 1920, American women won the right to vote, with passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Our earlier conversation looks back at this milestone, how it was achieved, and who it left out. Despite the work and activism of black women for the cause, their voting rights – and those of other minority women – were set aside for many more decades. 

Airdate: Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. This show was originally broadcast on Aug. 12, 2020.


The Monadnock Lyceum is hosting a virtual three-day commemoration of the suffrage centennial, including a presentation by Susan Ware and events hosted by the Amos Fortune Forum, Electric Earth Concerts, and the Monadnock Summer Lyceum.

  • In the Washington Post, Susan Ware argues that black women, long sidelined and forgotten, must be returned to the center of the history of American women’s suffrage.


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