Women's Suffrage

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... June 30, 2020 Show 849 Hour 2

During this centennial year of ratification of the 19th Amendment, SDPB is telling the history of suffrage in South Dakota. The right to vote changed American history forever.

As we look back at efforts to give women that right, we're also spending time getting to know South Dakota women who have stood on the shoulders of those early giants and opened the door wider for other women.

As part of this project, In The Moment welcomes Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, president of Augustana University.

In The Moment ... June 30, 2020 Show 849 Hour 1

The battle for women's suffrage in the United States was complex, controversial, and sometimes built on division instead of solidarity.

Sara Egge joins In The Moment for Images of the Past. Originally from South Dakota, Egge is an Associate Professor of History at Centre College in Kentucky. She's a contributor to the book "Equality at the Ballot Box: Votes for Women on the Northern Great Plains." Egge has also authored "Woman Suffrage and Citizenship in the Midwest: 1870-1920."

Retired SD Supreme Court Justice Judith Meierhenry

Jun 16, 2020

In The Moment … June 16, 2020 Show 839 Hour 2

This summer, SDPB celebrates the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage with a series telling the history which assured that women in the United States had a right to vote. We've partnered that with women who have made and are making a difference in South Dakota. Today we welcome retired South Dakota Supreme Court justice Judith Meierhenry.

The Vote: South Dakota's Anti-suffrage Movement

Jun 9, 2020
Library of Congress Photographs and Prints Division

In The Moment … June 9, 2020 Show 834 Hour 2

Her Vote. Her Voice

March is Women’s History Month. This year is also the 100th anniversary of women earning the right to vote in the U.S.

 

A new South Dakota delegation is commemorating this milestone with events throughout the year.

 

 

Governor Kristi Noem appointed 11 women to the “Her Vote. Her Voice” campaign delegation to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage. The campaign kicks off this month, Women’s History Month, appropriately. 

 

 

Arts & Lifestyle: Jan 4 - 10

Jan 10, 2020
SDPB

In this week’s South Dakota arts coverage, we discuss an exhibit at the Old Courthouse Museum that educates us on both prohibition and women's suffrage. This is exhibit is free, open to the public, and focuses both on the national and local levels of both these historic issues.

Plus, contributing to wildlife and conservation efforts is a great way to begin the New Year. Stephanie Arne tells us how.

Images Of The Past: The Bottle & The Ballot

Jan 6, 2020
South Dakota State Archives

In The Moment ... January 6, 2020 Show 727 Hour 2 There is an exhibit at the Old Courthouse Museum that educates us on both prohibition and women's suffrage. This is exhibit is free, open to the public, and focuses both on the national and local levels of both these historic issues. Joining us to talk more are Kevin Gansz, the curator of education, and Ben Devlin, the exhibits' assistant at Siouxland Heritage Museums.

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In The Moment ... December 5, 2019 Show 713 Hour 1

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... July 22, 2019 Show 620 Hour 2

Sally Roesch Wagner is a pioneer in women's studies, the retelling of women's history, and intellectual thought. An author and lecturer, Roesch Wagner was one of the first women in the United States to receive a doctorate for work in women's studies. She is also the founder of one of the country's first college women's studies program.

She has taught women's history for 48 years. Her latest book is called The Women's Suffrage Movement. Its an anthology of historical texts with a distinctive focus.

In The Moment ... March 14, 2019 Show 535 Hour 2

The story has been told in the same fashion for over a century, but Sally Roesch Wagner's book The Women's Suffrage Movement gives voice to the women left out of the history books.

The author, Sally Roesch Wagner, grew up in Aberdeen.