Synopses & Reviews
American women have been able to vote for less than 100 years. Title IX of the Education Amendments and Roe v. Wade are not yet 40. The first bill President Obama signed into law dealt with equal pay for women. Meanwhile, Title IX remains a work in progress, Roe v. Wade is under fire, and women still earn 77 cents to a man’s dollar. This inspiring, thought-provoking collection spotlights the early suffragists, unsung heroes, and prime movers behind the modern movement and considers the future of women’s rights in America and the world.Gloria Steinem on 25 Years of Ms. MagazineVictoria Woodhull: The First Woman to Run for President—in 1872Margaret Sanger: The Pill Turns 50Shirley Chisholm: Portrait of a PioneerFor Elizabeth Cady Stanton, All Women Were Not Created EqualRemembering Bella Abzug • Susan B. Anthony’s Pioneering Voteand much more.
“NPR brings us the fascinating, and sometimes turbulent, history of the fight for womens equality in America. For history buffs, this documentary is a must-have. Its a fascinating look at some of the lesser-known names and figures from American history.”
“A solid introduction to womens fight for equality; the narration is very moving throughout. Highly recommended for anyone interested in the womens rights struggle in U.S. history.”
“Fascinating collection of NPR news stories. . . . Each piece is introduced and put into context by NPR journalist Susuan Stamberg, who adds a personal touch to the collection.”
NPR explores the issues, struggles, and triumphs of the American womens movement, from the early pioneers to the leaders of today who fight to preserve hard-won rights.
NPR explores the issues, struggles, and triumphs of the American womens movement, from early pioneers to modern groundbreakers and leaders of today who fight to preserve hard-won rights. Profiles of Victoria Woodhull, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony provide insights into the origins of the movement, while reflections from Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug, Geraldine Ferraro, and others reveal the passion and dedication required to maintain progress in the continuing struggle for womens equality.
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Internationally acclaimed, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly, and, unlike other media, NPRs audience continues to grow. NPR member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming.Nationally renowned broadcast journalist SUSAN STAMBERG is special correspondent for NPR. Stamberg is the first woman to anchor a national nightly news program, and has won every major award in broadcasting. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
Table of Contents
Introduction by Susan Stamberg Women: A Political Force Declaration of Sentiments The First Woman to Run for President - In 1872 A History of Womens Suffrage Suffrage 1920: Women Get the Vote For Elizabeth Cady Stanton, All Women Were Not Created Equal Susan B. Anthony's Pioneering Vote Frances Perkins, New Deal Pioneer Suffragette Jeannette Rankin, First Woman Representative Shirley Chisholm: The First Black Woman to Run for President StoryCorps: Living in the Backward World of the ‘60s The National Organization for Women: A Short History Betty Friedan: Womens Gains and Roles in the Future Stirring up “The Feminine Mystique” Memories of Aunt Betty Political Pioneer Geraldine Ferraro Bella Abzug Pageant Protest Sparked Bra-Burning Myth Phyllis Schlafly Still Championing the Anti-Feminist Fight Title IX The Pill Roe v. Wade: Two Stories Roe v. Wade Plaintiff Norma McCorvey Gloria Steinem Celebrates Ms. Magazine A Lonely Club for Women in Top Army Jobs StoryCorps Griot: Fighting the Big Three American Women Changing Their Names Growing Up Feminist: Deborah and Naomi Wolf