BackStory: Shattering the Glass Ceiling
This episode of the NEH-funded BackStory—"Shattering the Glass Ceiling"—features a compilation of stories about women in U.S. history. Highlights include a feature on Senator Margaret Chase Smith (R-Maine) who ran for President in 1964, examination of the anti-lynching journalism and advocacy of Ida B. Wells, and an interview with Labor rights lawyer and former switchboard operator Gabrielle “Gay” Semel on the experiences of women in the workplace and their efforts to end discriminatory hiring practices.
A full transcript of this episode can be found at the BackStory website.
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