As America commemorates the centennial of the 19th Amendment that gave women the vote, watch this two-part program that provides a deep dive into women's suffrage in Missouri.
Now available on demand from the State Historical Society of Missouri, radio host Kevin Walsh talks with noted scholars and historians about the women's suffrage movement.
In part one, Walsh talks with historian and activist Margot McMillen about the circumstances surrounding a silent protest for women's suffrage in St. Louis that took place on the opening day of the 1916 Democratic Convention. McMillen is the author of several books on Missouri history, including The Golden Lane: How Missouri Women Gained the Vote and Changed History.
Part two explores current Center for Missouri Studies exhibition Missouri Women: Suffrage to Statecraft.
A collaboration of the State Historical Society of Missouri and Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection, Missouri Women: Suffrage to Statecraft includes clothing and artwork from statewide collections that highlight roles of Missouri women in the national suffrage movement, as well as trailblazing women in Missouri politics before and after ratification of the 19th amendment.
Walsh interviews SHSMO art curator Joan Stack, Ph.D., along with MHCTC curator Jean Parsons, Ph.D., and collection manager Nicole Johnston about the various clothing, artwork, and objects on display.
This two-part program was originally broadcast via Zoom Webinar in June 2020.