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Screening of Trailblazing Women in Ohio Politics

March 1, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Come see Trailblazing Women in Ohio Politics at the Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Branch for the first day of Women’s History Month!

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.

This screening will include a bipartisan panel discussion with Betty D. Montgomery, the first woman Attorney General of Ohio and first woman Auditor of Ohio, and Melody J. Stewart, the first African American woman elected to the Ohio Supreme Court. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Melissa K. Miller, professor of political science at Bowling Green State University.

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

No registration required.

Bowling Green State University Department of Political Science


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Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Library

96 S Grant Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43215 United States
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541 West Rich Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Office: 614.461.7802