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Introducing Hindsight: Looking Back at 100 Years of Women's Suffrage


Seneca Falls.

New York.

July 1848.

Wesleyan Chapel.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Lucretia Mott.

"A convention to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman."

This brief description of the "world-shaking" event was sent to the local newspapers advertising the first women's right's convention. The convention lasted two days and took place over six sessions, offering presentations, lectures, and multiple discussions about the role of women in society. The result was a document that would serve as the foundation of women's rights in the United States and fuel a movement that would culminate in the ratification of the 19th Amendment, recognizing women's right to vote.

But it's not actually the origin we think it is.

KMUW 89.1-FM will debut a six-episode podcast series in March 2020 in recognition of 100 years of women’s suffrage. Hindsight: Looking Back at 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage examines the history of women’s suffrage, political involvement, and social activism in the United States from the middle of the 19th century through today. Historian and host Dr. Robin Henry blends historical context and conversations with scholars, politicians, and activists. Hindsight aims to educate, entertain, and provide listeners a better understanding of women’s diverse voices and roles in U.S. history.

The first episode of Hindsight will premiere here on Monday, March 2, and wherever you get your podcasts. The subsequent five episodes will premiere every other month through December 2020.

Dr. Robin C. Henry holds a Ph.D. in U.S. history from Indiana University and is an associate professor in the history department at Wichita State University. Her research examines the intersections among sexuality, law, and regional identity in the 19th- and early 20th-century United States.