About this Event
Bowen-Thompson Student Union 1001 E Wooster St , Bowling Green, OH 43402
In celebration of Women's History Month, a new documentary titled "Trailblazing Women in Ohio Politics" will premier at BGSU!
Bowen-Thompso Student Union Theater
The public is invited to watch the hour-long documentary, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Bowling Green State University political science professor Melissa K. Miller, an expert on American politics. The non-partisan documentary tells the story of both Democratic and Republican women who broke electoral barriers beginning in the 1960s. WBGU-PBS produced the documentary locally.
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.
Initial funding for the project was provided by Dr. Maribeth S. and Martin E. Rahe. Additional financial support was provided by the Ohio History Fund, a grant program of the Ohio History Connection; Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Office of the President of Bowling Green State University (BGSU); and BGSU’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship.