On November 5, 1912, Oregon women won the right to vote. Tonight, Oregon Public Broadcasting is premiering The Suffragists, part of the Oregon Experience documentary series.
Women physicians - many of them alumnae of our medical school - were among the leaders in Oregon's suffrage movement. Notable among them is Dr. Esther Pohl Lovejoy, who will be represented in the documentary. Lovejoy's biographer, Kim Jensen, narrates two video extras on the documentary's Website.
This morning, OPB radio also ran the story Oregon Suffrage Movement Coalesced around Milk Safety Issue, illustrated with a beautiful photograph from the Esther Pohl Lovejoy collection.
Many congratulations to Century of Action, the public history project dedicated to celebrating the centennial, and advancing public understanding of women's citizenship.