"Votes for Missouri Women!" Part Two

To commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment that gave U.S. women the vote, SHSMO presents a 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.

Part two explores the 2020 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. A virtual version of the exhibit is available online.

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.

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.

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