Author: Joel Deutscher
Title: Identity from History: Coeducation and Women at Berea
Publisher: YouTube (24 June 2017)
A documentary by Joel Deutscher '17 of Berea College for his history major capstone - a well researched and intriguing project that offers a different perspective on women's suffrage in Kentucky - "Identity from History: Coeducation and Women at Berea." In the documentary is a description of Berea College President William Goodell Frost's anti-suffrage views. The documentary also presents a new name for us to research for Ky Woman Suffrage Project databases: Clarissa Maria Goodell Frost with her newspaper article "10 Reasons Why Women Should Vote" (and her son, President Frost's rebuttal in the Berea Citizen 19 Sept 1912). In the diaries of Eleanor Marsh Frost, President Frost's wife, we learn there are some tensions between suffragist wife and anti-suffragist husband. In the video, Deutscher quotes from Eleanor Frost's diary: "At night had talk with Wil. Told him I saw he looked upon my suffrage attitude with the same alarm he would feel if I announced that I intended to begin using opium moderately. That I might be overcome with it."
Many thanks to Dr. Rebecca Bates, history professor at Berea, for bringing this video to our attention.