One hundred years ago, the women of Pittsburgh (finally) received the right to vote, thanks to the 19th Amendment. The Pittsburgh Suffrage Centennial Committee is a nonpartisan initiative that highlights the history of the suffrage movement in Western Pennsylvania, while simultaneously working for present day voter registration and election participation. In this episode, we chat with the committee’s chairwoman, Eliza Smith Brown, about some of the ways that Pittsburgh’s suffragists influenced the larger, national suffrage movement, and we draw distinct parallels to current affairs. Plus, we highlight a new Thursday evening mountain bike trail ride through Frick Park, organized by 3 Rivers Outdoor Co. and Golden Triangle Bike Rental. And for the final segment of the episode, we shout out Blanket & Board for all your socially distant picnicking needs.
Links in this episode:
Pittsburgh Suffrage Centennial
Weekly Mountain Biking in Frick Park
Blanket & Board