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The struggle for women to achieve social equality was one of the great revolutions of the 20th century (a struggle that continues well into the 21st century) and Studs Terkel’s daily radio show featured many of the leading advocates of feminism and women’s rights. Whether creating programs celebrating historic pioneers such as Susan B. Anthony, Ida B. Wells or Jane Addams or talking about the evolving movement with champions such as Simone de Beauvoir, Betty Friedan, Anais Nin, Gloria Steinem, Maya Angelou, Germaine Greer, Doris Lessing, Kate Millett or Adrienne Rich, Terkel’s program was a space where feminism and related ideas flourished. The archive also features complex programs on topics such as lesbianism, women and labor, the concept of witches, feminism and race and many others.

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