And Nothing Less: Episode 5

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Sister Suffragette

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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.

Hosts: Rosario Dawson and Retta


  • Ellen DuBois is Research Professor at the University of California Los Angeles and author of Suffrage: Women's Long Battle for the Vote
  • Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

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Find out more about the people, places, and stories from Episode Five.


  • Photo of Emmiline Pankhurst surrounded by other people. LOC
    Emmeline Pankhurst

    Emmeline Pankhurst was an active suffragette in Britain, but visited the US several times to aid the battle here for women's suffrage.

  • Photo of Sarah Garnet. New  York Public Library
    Sarah Garnet

    Sarah Garnet was a Black suffragist and educator and founder of the Equal Suffrage League.

  • Alice Paul toasting the passage of the 19th Amendment. Library of Congress
    Dr. Alice Paul

    Alice Paul was a suffragist and activist for women's rights.

  • Anna Howard Shaw. Library of Congress
    Rev. Dr. Anna Howard Shaw

    Rev. Dr. Anna Howard Shaw was an activist, physician, clergy, and President of the National American Women's Suffrage Association.

  • Portrait of Jane Addams. Library of Congress
    Jane Addams

    Jane Addams was a suffragist, social activist, and author.

  • Carrie Chapman Catt (right) in 1917. Library of Congress
    Carrie Chapman Catt

    Carrie Chapman Catt was a suffragist, peace activist, and co-founder of the League of Women Voters.




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47 seconds

Hear as historian Elaine Weiss discusses how World War One helped change society's ideas about what women were capable of. (Open captioned)

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.

Original Airdate: September 2, 2020

Last updated: September 16, 2020


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