Trailblazing Women in Ohio Politics:
A Public Television Documentary and Oral History Project
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.
Your contribution can help us reach the finish line, ensuring that the stories of Ohio’s trailblazing political women are told through both a public television documentary and landmark oral history collection.
Your contribution to Trailblazing Women in Ohio Politics will ensure that the remarkable stories of Ohio’s trailblazing Democratic and Republican women will reach a wide, public and multi-generational audience. Funds raised will help pay for expenses including research, purchase of archival photographs and video, production and post-production expenses, project-related travel, public screenings around the State of Ohio, and creation of a website for public libraries, women’s organizations, high school teachers, college educators and others to use, especially during Women’s History Month each year.