The 1600 Sessions

Presented by the White House Historical Association

Women’s Suffrage and the White House

July 23, 2020 | 01:01 | 44

This year marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment, the culmination of the suffragists’ fight to secure the right to vote for women. In this episode, White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin talks to authors and historians Rebecca Roberts, Elaine Weiss, and Colleen Shogan about the longest social movement in American history, and the story of how suffragists lobbied presidents and became the first protesters to picket at the gates of the White House.

Host: Stewart McLaurin

Rebecca Roberts, journalist & historian
Colleen Shogan, author & historian
Elaine Weiss, journalist & historian