9 episodes

"Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.” Written by suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, women’s rights activists used this rallying cry to demand voting equality. But the suffrage movement included far more voices and perspectives than these two well-known names: throughout the fight for women’s right to vote, generations of diverse activists demanded full access to the ballot box. Hosts Rosario Dawson and Retta guide us through this seven-part series, bringing us the stories we didn’t learn in our history books.

And Nothing Less is a production of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, the National Park Service, and PRX. It is the official podcast commemorating 100 years of the 19th Amendment and women's constitutional right to vote.

And Nothing Less: The Untold Stories of Women’s Fight for the Vote PRX

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    • 4.8 • 122 Ratings

"Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.” Written by suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, women’s rights activists used this rallying cry to demand voting equality. But the suffrage movement included far more voices and perspectives than these two well-known names: throughout the fight for women’s right to vote, generations of diverse activists demanded full access to the ballot box. Hosts Rosario Dawson and Retta guide us through this seven-part series, bringing us the stories we didn’t learn in our history books.

And Nothing Less is a production of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, the National Park Service, and PRX. It is the official podcast commemorating 100 years of the 19th Amendment and women's constitutional right to vote.

    New! The Agitators: The Story of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass

    New! The Agitators: The Story of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass

    And Nothing Less listeners, you’ve heard Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony’s stories from a historical perspective. Now, get to know them as people in this play-turned-podcast about their 40-year relationship as friends and sometimes adversaries. Search for “The Agitators: The Story of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass” wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 3 min
    Failure is Impossible

    Failure is Impossible

    The episode title is a line from a speech Susan B. Anthony gave a few months before she died in 1906; she didn’t live to see the 19th amendment added to the Constitution in 1920. But the 19th amendment wasn’t -- and isn’t -- the end of the voting rights story. Pictured with this episode: Zitkala-Sa, who fought for Native Americans' right to vote after 1920.

    For more on the people and stories mentioned in this episode, visit go.nps.gov/suffragepodcasts.

    • 24 min
    Southern Discomfort

    Southern Discomfort

    Suffragists needed three-fourths of the states on board to get victory for the whole country. But that meant winning over the south, where zero states were in. Pictured with this episode: Carrie Chapman Catt, who came to Nashville to manage the strategy on the ground.

    • 30 min
    Sister Suffragette

    Sister Suffragette

    It wasn’t just the United States -- women around the world were fighting for their voting rights, and they weren’t so polite about it. Pictured with this episode is Alice Paul, who learned from suffragists in Britain, and brought some of their techniques back home.

    For more on the people and stories mentioned in this episode, visit go.nps.gov/suffragepodcasts.

    • 25 min
    Suffrage in Translation

    Suffrage in Translation

    From New Mexico to New York, there were women separated by language, culture, religion, and citizenship, but united by a desire for equality. Pictured with this episode: Mabel Lee was a Chinese immigrant and figure in the New York Suffrage scene; she was also the first Chinese woman to receive her Ph.D.

    For more on the people and stories mentioned in this episode, visit go.nps.gov/suffragepodcasts.

    • 29 min
    Truth is of No Color

    Truth is of No Color

    This is more than a story about women’s rights. It’s a story about civil rights. And women like Ida B. Wells and Mary Church Terrell, our pictured suffragist this week, understood that the suffrage fight was as much about race as it was gender.

    For more on the people and stories mentioned in this episode, visit go.nps.gov/suffragepodcasts.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

Bofaye ,

Great podcast

Wonderful hosts, wonderful experts

Very balanced coverage

LegendaryCarrie ,

I’ve looked up to these women for a long time

I knew I would love this podcast. But I love it even more than I expected. It makes me want to cry how beautiful these women truly are on the inside as well as the outside. Much love and I plan on being an avid listener 💜💜

Crprtr ,

Makes me angry!

A) women are not housecats . B) Women fought for black men’s right to vote, and they turned around and kept women down. To this DAY black men won’t vote for a woman for president. Makes me angry!

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