Rosario Dawson is talking about an important moment in women’s history..
The 41-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban American actress and activist has teamed up Good Girls’ Retta for a podcast series about the women’s suffrage movement.
Dawson and Retta will co-host And Nothing Less: The Untold Stories of Women’s Fight for the Vote,one of two podcasts being launched in honor of the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote.
And Nothing Less: The Untold Stories of Women’s Fight for the Votewill explore the array of diverse voices beyond Susan B. Anthonyand Elizabeth Cady Stanton, telling stories of the generations of activists who fought for full access to the ballot.
Guests will include historian Dr. Martha S. Jones, author of Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All, journalist Elaine Weiss, who wrote The Woman’s Hour, and Michelle Duster, the great-granddaughter of suffragist and civil rights icon Ida B. Wells.
“The full history of the women’s suffrage movement, the work of so many heroes who fought for and secured women’s right to vote, resonates profoundly today,” said Dawson. “It’s an honor to bring such powerful stories from our nation’s history to audiences everywhere.”
The podcast series, which will launch on Wednesday, August 5, hails from the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, the National Park Service, and public media organization PRX.
The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission (WSCC) was created by the U.S.Congress to coordinate the nationwide commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020.
The WSCC will celebrate this milestone of American democracy through a series of campaigns and initiatives throughout the year, ranging from the building of a national suffrage memorial in Virginia to the donation of 18,000 children’s suffrage history books to public libraries across the U.S.“For generations, the suffragists demanded equality at the ballot box, and these podcasts will tell their stories and educate a new generation about this critical chapter in the history of American democracy,” said Anna Laymon, executive director of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission.