The Genius of Liberty podcast


The Genius of Liberty, six-minute suffrage stories celebrating the 19th Amendment centennial   Local researcher Katherine Durack came to us last fall with stories to tell. Did we know that The Mercantile Library had once claimed to have been the first organization west of the Alleghenies to support women's rights? Did we know that Otis Aldrich, an early member of the Library and director in 1838, was married to Elizabeth A. Aldrich, the Cincinnati woman who, in 1851, launched one of the first US periodicals published by a woman? Called The Genius of Liberty, Aldrich's publication covered national women's rights conventions [...]