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March 13, 2019 at 8:58 am

Jellison Talks to Spectrum about Monumental Movements Started by Rural Women

Dr. Katherine Jellison, holdng a drawing

Dr. Katherine Jellison, portrait

WOUB Spectrum interviewed Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor & Chair of History at Ohio University, in a story headlined “Rural Women Have Started and Led Monumental Women’s Movements.”

Until about 1920, rural women in the United States outnumbered urban women and they were the genesis of many historic women’s movement initiatives.

For example, rural women took the lead in temperance, women’s suffrage and gaining educational opportunities for women, according to Dr. Katherine Jellison, the Chairwoman of the History Department at Ohio University….

Dr. Jellison describes to the Spectrum Podcast about how rural women in the Midwest founded the Women’s Christian Temperance Union the (WCTU) in the late 19th century to fight alcohol, alcohol sales and alcohol abuse.

Listen to the interview on Spectrum, hosted by veteran journalist Thomas Hodson, Director of WOUB Public Media.

WOUB Spectrum logo in vivid rainbow

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