The battle for the ballot.
HOSTED BY AWARD-WINNING JOURNALISTS ELLEN GOODMAN AND LYNN SHERR
Rochester, New York. 1872. Susan B. Anthony is arrested for the crime of “voting while female.” What happens next — an arrest, a trial, a verdict and a conviction — sets the stage for the next half a century of battling for the ballot.
From the Cult of True Womanhood in the 1860s to Lynn and Ellen’s own experiences as young journalists in the 1970s, we’re investigating why we just can’t seem to escape the question: are women people?