How the South nearly blocked women's suffrage + the women who pushed it through

100 years ago Southern white men and some sympathetic women nearly blocked the 19th amendment and women's suffrage. Some Southern suffragists worked for form fragile alliances with Black suffragists, others touted the 19th Amendment as a manner to maintain white supremacy. 50 years later similar efforts in the South successfully blocked the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. This week on the Reckon Interview Dr. Marjorie Spruill, an historian based in South Carolina, and Errin Haines, editor of 19th* News, explain the role women have played in the rise of feminist and anti-feminist movements.

Show Notes

2:15 Dr. Marjorie Spruill @SpruillMarjorie

2:40 The nemesis of suffrage

4:03 The suffrage/abolitionist connection

10:22 Divided beliefs on the 19th amendment

15:21 The South and the Equal Rights Amendment

20:40 Southerners for ERA

26:41 The rise of conservative Southern women

31:40 The pro-life movement and the religious right

38:05 Signs of progress?

42:35 Errin Haines @emarvelous

42:52 The 19th*

43:15 Black suffragists

47:18 Young voters in 2020

48:42 The pandemic and voting

55:44 Changing attitudes


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