September 13, 2017
BYU Radio, at about minute 78:57, Interview with Brooke Kroeger about The Suffragents
Guest: Brooke Kroeger, Professor of Journalism, New York University, Author of “The Suffragents: How Women Used Men To Get the Vote.”
In about a week at the United Nations in New York, ten heads of state, ten global CEOs and ten university presidents – all men – will gather to draw attention to women’s rights and empowerment. These thirty men are what the UN’s HeForShe initiative call’s “impact champions.” They include the Presidents of Iceland, Sweden and Japan, as well as the CEOs of Unilever, Barclays and McKinsey.
If you wanted to be cheeky, you could call them “suffragents.” That’s how a group of prominent businessmen and politicians were known for their efforts to support women’s suffrage nearly 100 years ago. NYU Journalism Professor Brooke Kroeger tells their story in her new book, “The Suffragents: How Women Used Men To Get the Vote.”
The Suffragents won the Gold Medal in US History in the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards competition.
National History Day contestants: Please read this.
Upcoming in 2018: April 22: Nassau County Historical Society at the Jericho Public Library. April 29: St. George’s School Women’s Leadership Group May 12: East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey Series (interviewing NY Times media columnist, Jim Rutenberg) May 20: Women’s Suffrage and NYC: A Centennial Celebration Symposium: Bronx Historical Society and Woodlawn Cemetery June 14: Roosevelt Island Historical Society. July 7 East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey Series (hosting with Sara Davison the garden author and expert Charlotte M. Frieze) : August 4: Shelter Island Historical Society.