As we commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, here is a glimpse into an untold part of the story: a woman journalist who supported the cause by using her work to keep the movement in the headlines: Miriam Michelson, She also happens to be my great-great aunt.… Continue reading 100 Years of Women Voting – Lori Harrison-Kahan, Author of Book on Female Suffrage Journalist Miriam Michelson
In their book “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement,” journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey detail how their reporting on the Harvey Weinstein case inspired women across the country to come forward with their own stories.
But while the hashtag that originated with activist Tarana Burke went viral after Kantor, Twohey and Ronan Farrow exposed the sexual misconduct allegations against Weinstein, #MeToo as an idea isn’t new. Kantor and Twohey are part of a long tradition of women journalists whose work has fueled feminist movements, particularly by shedding light on the obstacles, indignities, and violence women face in the workplace.
The symbiosis between journalism and women’s activism dates back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when a significant cohort of women entered the newspaper industry. Elizabeth Jordan, for example, began her career writing for the Chicago Tribune and the New York World in the 1880s and 1890s, eventually working her way up to the editorship of Harper’s Bazar (as it was then spelled).
As we commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment that gave women that right to vote, we pay homage to those who put their lives and livelihoods on the line for this momentous effort: Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the other women of the suffrage movement are well known. We should also celebrate the women journalists of the time, like Miriam Michelson, whose relentless and vivid coverage was pivotal in achieving passage of this important amendment that gave women the right to vote.
We did it! In case you missed it, the event Joan Michelson and Green Connections Media produced and moderated last week at the Newseum celebrating 100 years of women voting – the centennial of the 19th Amendment – was a big hit!
As we commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, here is a glimpse into an untold part of the story: a woman journalist who supported the cause by keeping the movement in the headlines: Miriam Michelson, She also happens to be Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson’s great-great… Continue reading 100 Years of Women Voting – Lori Harrison-Kahan, Author “The Superwoman” on Journalist Miriam Michelson
Come Celebrate 100 Years of Women Voting and How It Opened the Gates for Women’s Economic, Political and Social Power When: June 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm Where: The Newseum, Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater 555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20001 Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Panel Discussion Special Program… Continue reading Celebrating 100 Year of Women Voting!