"Men their rights and nothing more;
women their rights and nothing less.”
Written by suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, women’s rights activists used this rallying cry to demand voting equality. But the suffrage movement included far more voices and perspectives than these two well-known names: throughout the fight for women’s right to vote, generations of diverse activists demanded full access to the ballot box. Hosts Rosario Dawson and Retta guide us through this seven-part series from the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission and PRX, bringing us the stories we didn’t learn in our history books.
And Nothing Less is the official podcast commemorating 100 years of the 19th Amendment and women's constitutional right to vote.
Episode 1: Cult of True Womanhood
To understand what the suffragists were up against, we have to look at why men -- and even some other women -- didn’t want women to vote.
Episode 2: Myths and Legends
Susan B. Anthony invented women’s suffrage, right? At least that feels like we were taught in school. The truth is much more complicated...
Episode 3: Truth is of No Color
This is more than a story about women’s rights. It’s a story about civil rights -- as much about race as about gender.
Episode 4: Suffrage in Translation
From New Mexico to New York, there were women separated by language, culture, religion, and citizenship but united by a desire for equality.
Episode 5: Sister Sufragette
It wasn’t just the United States -- women around the world were fighting for their voting rights, and they weren’t so polite about it.
Episode 6: Southern Discomfort
Suffragists needed three fourths of the states on board to get victory for the whole country. But that meant winning over the south...
Episode 7: Failure is Impossible
The episode title is a line from a speech Susan B. Anthony gave a few months before she died in 1906; she didn’t live to see the 19th...
Join Rosario Dawson, Retta, and their guests for a selection of bonus content accompanying the podcast, including from behind the scenes.
Listener Companion from the National Park ServiceHere you will find links to additional information that supports the entire podcast series. Each episode is also accompanied by additional material.
20 Suffragists To Know for 2020
Read about 20 suffragists and the work they did to get women the ballot
Women's Rights National Historical Park
Here you can visit the Wesleyan Chapel, Elizabeth Cady Stanton's home, and other places associated with the 1848 Women's Rights convention.
Belmont-Paul Women's Equality NM
Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument is the historic home of the National Woman's Party.
Places of Women's Suffrage
Explore the ratification of the 19th Amendment throughout the US, from the first state in 1919 to the last state in 1984 (plus 2!)
Find all of the National Park Service's 19th Amendment Resources here.
Women's Access to the Vote Across the US
This series of 14 articles gives a comprehensive history of woman suffrage and the 19th Amendment across America.
The 15th and 19th Amendments
Find out how the 15th and 19th suffrage Amendments are deeply connected in our history of civil rights in the United States.
From 1648 through 2016
Expanded US Women's Suffrage Timeline
An extended timeline of the fight for women's suffrage in the United States, from Margaret Brent to Belmont-Paul Women's Equality
Symbols of the Women's Suffrage Movement
Many symbols were used during the campaign for women's suffrage. Here you can read about some of their meanings and uses.
About the Podcast
And Nothing Less was envisioned by WSCC Executive Director Anna Laymon, with support from Communications Director Kelsey Millay. Executive Producer: Genevieve Sponsler. Producer and Audio Engineer: Samantha Gattsek. Writer and Producer: Robin Linn. Original Music: Erica Huang. Additional Support: Ray Pang, Jocelyn Gonzales, Jason Saldanha, John Barth. Marketing Support: Ma’ayan Plaut, Dave Cotrone, Anissa Pierre. Booker: Amy Walsh. Logo: Stephanie Marsellos.
Last updated: September 16, 2020