This week’s show is a brief deep-dive into a lesser-known figure of American history and her connections to Mormon polygamy and the larger national women’s suffrage movement. We romp through 70 years of history through a few different vantage points and wrap it all together by discussing polygamy as one of the next social justice issues. After that, we review Love, Simon, a coming-of-age story of a closeted young man seeking validation in his experience, friendship and acceptance, and ultimately love. Then we wrap with happy news about a politician who changed their mind about something; who knew it was possible?!
Belva Lockwood: The “Nerviest Woman in the United States,” Who Became the Latter-day Saints’ Irrepressible Advocate and Friend by Melinda Evans
Gaining, Losing, and Winning Back the Vote: The Story of Utah Women’s Suffrage by Brown, Watkins, and Kitterman
Women’s Suffrage timeline
Edmunds Tucker Act
How I Ran For the Presidency by Belva Lockwood
The Root: How Racism Tainted Women’s Suffrage
Happy News: Column: A conservative mayor heard tearful stories. They changed his mind about flying the rainbow flag:
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