Hosts Brian Fulton and Caitlin Heaney West take a look back at the passage of the 19th Amendment, the role Pennsylvania played in the suffrage movement and much more as the nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United States.
1919 – Suffrage Ratified by Pennsylvania House
The Burn Letter
Tennessee State Rep. Harry Burns received a letter from his mother, Febb Ensminger Burn, during the suffrage debate in 1919. The letter from a mother to a son changed his vote and the women of America gained the right to vote.
Brian Fulton has been the librarian at The Times-Tribune for the past 15 years. On his blog, Historically Hip, he writes about the great concerts, plays/musicals and celebrity happenings that have taken place throughout NEPA. He is also the co-host of the local history podcast, Historically Hip. He competed and was crowned grand champion on an episode of NPR quiz show “Ask Me Another.” Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9140; or @TTPagesPast