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Senate Historian discusses upcoming celebration of 19th Amendment

May 11, 2019 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmp.com

U.S. Senate Historian Betty Koed discusses the upcoming celebration of the passage of the 19th Amendment in the latest edition of the National Press Club podcast Update-1.

U.S. Senate Historian Betty Koed discusses the upcoming celebration of the passage of the 19th Amendment in the latest edition of the National Press Club podcast Update-1.

The latest edition of the National Press Club's Update-1 podcast features U.S. Senate Historian Betty Koed talking about the many resources her office offers journalists to help them cover current events and put their stories into a historical context.

In an interview with Broadcast/Podcast Team member Janice Law, she discusses the importance of being the institutional memory of the Senate. Koed also previews an oral history project planned for the centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. It will be a two-year celebration of the amendment, which was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920.

Broadcast/Podcast Team co-vice chair Mike Hempen produces Update-1.The podcast can be heard on the Club website or on iTunes, Stitcher and TuneIn.