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C-SPAN Video: The Role of the Media in Women’s Suffrage

C-SPAN, National Press Club, March 3, 2013

Era: Post-Suffrage Era | Media: Newspapers, Television, Video

C-Span offers the video and a transcript of this event. The video is also embedded below.

A panel of journalists, authors, and academics gathered at the National Press Club in 2013 at an event honoring the 100th Anniversary of the 1913 Women’s Suffrage March on Washington, DC. On the panel, moderated by Eleanor Clift, were Jill. D. Zahniser, author of Alice Paul: Claiming Power; Erika Falk, author of Women for President: Media Bias in Nine Campaigns; and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, author of African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920.

The panelists discussed the role of the media in the women’s suffrage movement, how newspapers became the locus of much of the debate over women’s rights, and how the press both helped and hurt the cause.

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