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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

S30: Mary Elizabeth Lease: The Advocate

  • Aired: 02/06/2018
  • 01:32
  • Rating: NR
In 1890s Kansas, farmers were working hard and producing a great bounty for the nation, but they weren’t getting the financial benefits. Mary Elizabeth Lease — known for making speeches about woman’s rights, the suffrage movement, and labor unions — took up the cause of the farmers. Lease stumped for the Kansas People’s Party. Filmmaker Sarah Colt introduces this advocate.
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Women couldn’t run for elected office in Kansas, but Mary Elizabeth Lease was a force.
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