Founded in the crucial final years of the suffrage movement by visionary Alice Paul, the National Woman’s Party (NWP) played a groundbreaking role in securing passage of the 19th Amendment and women’s Constitutional right to vote. Started in 1913, the NWP built a membership of committed supporters that mobilized across the country in support of women’s suffrage, using many of the same tactics used today – protesting, marching, and organizing – to advance women’s rights. Today, under the leadership of their new Executive Director Zakiya Thomas, the NWP is moving in a new direction and energizing the next generation of women in politics.
The BGG founder A'shanti F. Gholar was a part of the NWP's Equality Salon which was recorded as a bonus episode of the The Women in Belong in the House podcast by Wonder Media Network. The discussion on gender, race, and American politics featured panelists Rev. Leah Daughtry, author of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics, Kelly Dittmar from the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University and author of A Seat at the Table: Congresswomen's Perspectives on Why Their Presence Matters, Christine K. Jahnke, author of The Well-Spoken Woman Speaks Out: How to Use Your Voice to Drive Change.
You can listen to the podcast below.