April Young Bennett is interviewed by Destination Unlimited with Victor Fuhrman
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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment on June 4th, Ask a Suffragist author April Young Bennett had an in-depth interview with Victor Fuhrman on the radio show and podcast, Destination Unlimited.
The amendment, which was ratified on August 18th, 1920, granted women (but not all women) the right to vote. It wasn’t until the Civil Rights Act of 1965 that all women, including African American women in many parts of the south and many indigenous women, finally achieved this right.
Today, nearly 200 years after women began speaking out for equality, we still find a society where many women are struggling for their rights, are often met with sexism and misogyny and still find the proverbial “glass ceiling” inhibiting their full pursuit of life, liberty and happiness. Are their lessons that women of the 21st century can learn from the original suffragists of the 19th century? Can examining their struggle offer new inspiration for today’s women and also open the hearts and minds of men?
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