Do you have a cause you’re passionate about? Take a few tips from the suffragists, who led one of the largest and longest movements in American history. Alex Greenwood welcomes authors Rebecca Roberts, daughter of the legendary Cokie Roberts, and Lucinda Robb, granddaughter of Lady Bird Johnson to the show to discuss their new book, THE SUFFRAGIST PLAYBOOK: YOUR GUIDE TO CHANGING THE WORLD (Candlewick Press).
The book is both a practical guide to becoming a change-maker AND a look back at the struggle for women’s rights; written as a tribute to their mothers and grandmothers, it is a bit of a pacifist’s The Art of War with a hint of How to Make Friends and Influence People. The small, playbook format is easily digestible with “secrets to succeeding in your activism” – each secret is tied to a particular woman including Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and Ida B. Wells.
Learn more at https://suffragistplaybook.org/.
Check out Rebecca Boggs Roberts' previous book, Suffragists in Washington, DC: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote.
Interested in a home Civics course? Visit iCivics.org.
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