On Friday, August 25, 2006, Emmy-Award-winning reporter Hillary Howard interviewed NWHM President Susan Jollie and NWHM Board Member and women’s historian Doris Weatherford on the Washington Post Radio for the anniversary of woman suffrage. August 26 is proclaimed “Equality Day” each year to mark the anniversary of the ratification in 1920 of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote.
Jollie and Weatherford responded to questions providing a brief history of the woman suffrage movement, starting in the mid-1800s. They told about the decades long struggle for women’s right to vote, the political tactics, and campaign to secure approval in three-quarters of the states, culminating in Tennessee where a young Representative heeded the advice of his mother and cast the deciding vote in favor of the Constitutional Amendment. Jollie was also able to discuss NWHM’s programs, including its mission and its work to procure a permanent museum site in Washington, D.C.