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New Mexico and The Vote Ep 3 - The Long Road To Native American Suffrage

  Tuesday 8/18, 8a: August 2020 marks 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote in the United States. But there was another part of the population that would have to wait decades to earn that same right to participate in the democratic process: Native Americans. Host Megan Kamerick explores this part of the state's history in this episode, including why so many Native Americans were actually skeptical of voting in general.



Native Americans Weren't Guaranteed the Right to Vote in Every State Until 1962- History.com

The History of Voting Rights And Why It’s Important to Vote - Indian Country Today

"Our Democracy and the American Indian": Citizenship, Sovereignty, and the Native Vote in the 1920s

A History Of Native Voting Rights - Native American Voting Rights Coalition

The Report of the President’s Committee On Civil Rights - 1947

Lecture with Maurice Crandall 

Pueblo people win right to vote

It’s been 70 years since court ruled Native Americans could vote in New Mexico- Santa Fe New Mexican

https://vimeo.com/24756005?width=1080" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(38, 56, 196);" target="_blank">RECLAIMING Their VOICE: The Native American Vote in New Mexico & Beyond - Documentary

Megan has been a journalist for 25 years and worked at business weeklies in San Antonio, New Orleans and Albuquerque. She first came to KUNM as a phone volunteer on the pledge drive in 2005. That led to volunteering on Women’s Focus, Weekend Edition and the Global Music Show. She was then hired as Morning Edition host in 2015, then the All Things Considered host in 2018. Megan was hired as News Director in 2021.
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