Feb 6, 2022
Part 1: Introducing the Wright Sister
Part 1, "Introducing the Wright Sister," places Katharine Wright in historical context as a trail-blazing feminist and prominent supporter of the women's movement. An international celebrity in her own right, she embodied the worldly, independent, and self-fulfilled New Woman who turned traditional gender roles on their heads at the turn of the twentieth century. Dramatic readings from Katharine's letters are interwoven with the voices of scholars, historians, family members, and other interpreters, who offer their own illuminating perspectives on Katharine and her times.
To learn more about Katharine Wright and her remarkable family, and view a selection of archival photographs and letters, visit harryhaskell.com.
Producer: George Drake, Jr.
In Her Own Wright was made possible by a generous grant from Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, with additional funding from Sue and Lester Reingold, and Susan Marsh and Richard Maurer. Additional support from 91.3 WYSO in Yellow Springs, Ohio.