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.”
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Upcoming events: March 4: Westchester County League of Women Voters. March 10: Keynote, Joint Journalism & Communications Historians Conference, New York City. April 15: Nassau County and Farmingdale-Bethpage historical societies at the Farmingdale Public Library.
The Suffragents in the news: Reviews of the book . . . Notices and articles about the Suffragents . . . Brooke’s articles in various publications . . . Brooke’s “Summer Camp Newsletters,” the logs posted real-time over more than three months of Suffragents launch events . . . and the Suffragents on Facebook.