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Screening of Trailblazing Women in Ohio Politics

March 7, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Join us on March 7th at 7pm for TRAILBLAZING WOMEN IN OHIO POLITICS. Admission is free!

In celebration of National Women’s History Month, a new documentary titled “Trailblazing Women in Ohio Politics” will premiere during a series of special public preview screenings hosted by League of Women Voters chapters throughout Ohio. A panel discussion will be moderated by Bowling Green State University Political Science Professor Melissa K. Miller, an expert on American politics.

The goal of the documentary is to tell the stories of notable women in Ohio electoral politics. Each blazed a trail for women/women of color in elective office. This includes Jo Ann Davidson, the first woman speaker of the Ohio House; Helen Rankin, the first African American woman in the Ohio General Assembly; and Betty D. Montgomery, Ohio’s first woman attorney general, along with other distinguished politicians.

The panel will feature Nancy P. Hollister, former Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, from Marietta, and Debbie Phillips, former member of the Ohio House of Representatives, from Athens.

Information, educational resources, and additional interviews not included in the documentary can be found at!

Trailblazing Women in Ohio Politics is funded in part by the Ohio History Fund, a grant program of the Ohio History Connection. Your donations to the Ohio History Fund make this program possible.

This program is made possible in part by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Bowling Green State University Department of Political Science


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Athena Cinema

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Athens, Ohio 45701 United States
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