This program takes a look at some of the vibrant and exciting women of the 1800's who were in many ways responsible for beginning the women's movement in the United States. Dramatized versions of speeches and diaries are used, as well as live and recorded music, and discussion with Isabel Welsh, a member of the League of Academic Women at the University of California at Berkeley. Eleanor Sully, Gretchen Kunitz and Rena Down also discussed and dramatized writings and speeches used in the program. Further research assistance provided by the Women's History Library in Berkeley, the Women's Place Bookstore in Oakland, and Letitia "Tish" Sommers, a member of the National Organization of Women (NOW). Music in the program performed live by Women's Laughing Refuge Doo-Dah Band, along with pre-recorded music from Melanie. Produced by Deborah Janone for KPFA.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.