The Magic Sash: Episode 3

Susan B. vs. The Law

Lotty and Isaiah travel to 1872 where they witness Susan B. Anthony attempting to vote in the presidential election. But when Susan, Florence, and their fellow suffragists are arrested and thrown in jail, Lotty and Isaiah might be in trouble, too!

Host: Aly Raisman

Lesson Plan

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Guiding Question: What rules should apply to deciding who has the right to vote?

Learning Objectives:

  1. Students will identify Susan B. Anthony and summarize her significance in the history of the US women's suffrage movement.

  2. Students will analyze text from the 14th Amendment and draw conclusions about whether US citizens' equal protection under the law extended to women's right to vote.

  3. Students will compare and contrast the voting rights movements of the mid-20th century with the women's suffrage movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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About the Podcast

Lotty - Katelyn Joseph
Isaiah - David Dotson
Susan B. Anthony - Susan Riley Stevens

The Magic Sash is a production of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, the National Park Service, TRAX from PRX, and Gen-Z Media. The podcast was envisioned by WSCC Executive Director Anna Laymon with support from Kelsey Millay. Executive Producers: Genevieve Sponsler (TRAX from PRX) and Ben Strouse (Gen-Z Media). Creators: Benjamin Strouse, David Kreizman and Chris Tarry. Writers: Sandy Rustin and David Kreizman. Music: Peter Kiesewalter. Additional Music: Chris Tarry and Jennifer Rowekamp. Sound design and music editing: Chris Tarry and Darian Newsome. Production Director: Michelle Tattenbaum.

Original Air Date: August 19, 2020

Last updated: August 19, 2020


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