The Fight for Women’s Suffrage | Portrait of a Struggle | 6

The Fight for Women’s Suffrage | Portrait of a Struggle | 6

For Alice Paul and other leading white suffragists, image was important. They published their own newspapers and staged dramatic public protests to gain press attention and shape public opinion. But all too often, white suffrage activists refused to make room for Black allies in their idealized image of a woman voter.

In this episode, Lindsay speaks with Dr. Allison Lange, a historian who focuses on the intersection of gender and power, and how visual imagery shaped the battle for women’s suffrage. They’ll discuss the way images were used both for and against suffrage, and how there are echoes of the suffragist’s strategies in the way female politicians present themselves today. 

Find out more about Dr. Lange’s book, Picturing Political Power:

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