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Screening of Trailblazing Women in Ohio Politics

March 28, 2023 @ 6:30 pm 8:00 pm

Trailblazing Women in Ohio Politics is a WBGU-PBS public television documentary and oral history project marking the electoral achievements of Democratic and Republican women who have broken electoral barriers in Ohio. Greeted with skepticism by voters beginning in the 1960s, each trailblazer overcame obstacles and sometimes hostility to get elected. Featured trailblazers include the first woman Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, the first African American woman lieutenant governor in all 50 states, and the longest-serving woman in the US House of Representatives.

Come see Trailblazing Women in Ohio Politics at the Main Library of the Akron-Summit County Public Library!

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

This project was supported in part by Ohio Humanities with a planning grant.

Bowling Green State University Department of Political Science


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Akron-Summit County Public Library Main Library

60 S High St.
Akron, Ohio 44326 United States
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541 West Rich Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Office: 614.461.7802