Summer Series 2020: The Clark Family - Ethan Colbert (Show-Me Suffragists, Part 2)

Season Description

One hundred years ago this summer, Missourians awaited news regarding the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The state had approved the amendment, which prohibited the federal government and states from denying a citizen the right to vote based upon sex, a year prior, in 1919. However, it would take another year before Tennessee became the 36th and final state needed to ratify the new constitutional amendment in August 1920. As we consider the centennial of women's suffrage, Our Missouri invites listeners to join us as we explore the fight for the vote through the eyes of a group of "Show-Me Suffragists" who are not as well-known in Missouri History.

Episode Description

This episode focuses on the Clark Family of Bowling Green, particularly Genevieve Davis Bennett Clark and Genevieve Clark Thomson, and how discussions of suffrage in their home eventually made it to the halls of Congress.

About the Guest

Originally from Pike County, Ethan Colbert currently serves as a reader interest reporter for the Quincy Herald-Whig. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Champ Clark House.