Utah History

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This Is Her Place is a new podcast that tells the remarkable stories of Utah women, past and present, in all their diversity. Businesswomen and religious leaders, poets and politicians, healers and homemakers, artists and activists, women in the Beehive state have never fit into easy stereotypes.

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In fighting to pass the 19th Amendment, brave suffragists like Susan B. Anthony and Emmeline B. Wells fought to end laws and take down barriers that prevented them from voting. Champions of Change introduces young readers not only to Anthony and Wells, but also to a diverse group of firsts and freedom-fighters in America’s fight for equality, such as:

Utah State University

On Thursday's Access Utah, Richard White, Stanford University historian and lecturer, joins us to talk about the transcontinental railroad’s impact on Utah’s environment, culture and political atmosphere. We preview his talk Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m., at the Logan Tabernacle as part of Utah State University Libraries’ 25th annual Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture. 

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The group Better Days 2020 is planning an awareness and fundraising campaign to last the upcoming election year. Unlike other groups supporting women in politics, however, Better Days 2020 isn’t actively promoting female candidates for office. Neylan McBaine, its founder and CEO, explains how the organization is different from other women’s advocacy groups.

Now Playing Utah

Writer Karin Anderson will launch her latest novel Before Us Like a Land of Dreams. Join Anderson for reading and conversation at The King's English.

Before Us Like a Land of Dreams follows a disheartened Western mother traveling an evocative route through the arid West. As her narration fades, the ancestral dead speak directly: a ragged Mormon boy yearns after a Shoshone family. A defeated polygamous wife shuts her mouth for good. A hoarder's queer son demolishes the artifacts of his lonely Idaho childhood. Descendants of British squatters sustain fami

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Generations of Ogdenites have grown up absorbing 25th Street’s legends of corruption, menace, and depravity. The rest of Utah has tended to judge Ogden—known in its first century as a “gambling hell” and tenderloin, and in recent years as a degraded skid row—by the street’s gaudy reputation. Present-day Ogden embraces the afterglow of 25th Street’s decadence and successfully promotes it to tourists.

BYU Political Science Blog

We hope you’ll join us for our newest UPR Original Series, called Utah Women 20/20, which will explore the unique challenges and opportunities facing women in Utah today. We’re going to explore Gender Parity, the #MeToo movement, Elections, and much more. We begin the series today on Access Utah. Our guest is Neylan McBaine, CEO of Better Days 2020. Better Days 2020 says that “Utah helped lead the nation in advocating for women’s rights.

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Government leaders opposed to Utah's two largest monument designations, including Utah’s Senator Orrin Hatch, have labeled the designations as "land grabs" or "thefts,” which raises the question: did the state of Utah ever own these lands?