Susan B. Anthony (03/15/1965)

March 25, 2022, 11:00 pm

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Born in February 1820, Susan B. Anthony was an American writer, lecturer, abolitionist, and pioneering figure in the women’s voting rights movement. In this program from 1965, Studs Terkel pays tribute to her through the words of three important 20th Century champions of the great contributions women could make: Jessie Binford, a longtime associate of Jane Addams, founder of Chicago’s Hull House, actress Dame Sybil Thorndike, and Emily Balch. Susan B Anthony was the subject of The Mother of Us All, an opera Virgil Thompson composed with text by trailblazing American writer Gertrude Stein. The hour concludes with an excerpt from that opera.