Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman in America to earn her medical degree. Her sister Emily followed in her footsteps. Janice Nimura tells the story of the "complicated, prickly" trailblazers.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, GPB hosted a panel discussion with storytellers, activists and scholars on the meaning and power behind the women's vote — and the importance of intersectional storytelling.
When women gained the right to vote under the U.S. Constitution 100 years ago today, Georgia was not on board.
State lawmakers had passionately rejected ratifying the 19th amendment.
To learn more about Georgians' attitudes about women's suffrage, GPB's Rickey Bevington interviewed Tamar Hallerman, Senior Reporter with the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Tennessee was the final state needed to ratify the amendment that secured women the right to vote. At the last moment, a young state legislator switched his vote to yes after his mom asked him to.