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Local Suffragist's Significant Impact On The Movement

On the centennial of women's suffrage author Kimberly Hamlin delivers a biography of a rebellious spirit hailed as the “Harriett Beecher Stowe of Fallen Women." After being outed in Ohio newspapers for her affair with a married man, Helen Hamilton Gardner changed her name, moved to a new city, became a famous reformer, and, ultimately, the “most potent factor” in getting the 19th Amendment through Congress and the highest-ranking woman in federal government. 

Author and Miami University History and Global and Intercultural Studies Associate Professor Kimberly Hamlin joins Cincinnati Edition to discuss her book "FREE THINKER: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener."

Kimberly Hamlin has a number of upcoming eventsincluding a talk at the Three Rivers Women's Club in Cleves, Ohio on September 15.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.