|The Twelve portraits on the Sampler of Michigan Pioneer Women four CD set was produced for Michigan Public Radio as a 4 part series, based on letters, diaries, autobiographies, speeches and stories collected in the oral tradition.
This package contains 4 CD's:
Disk One: Making a Home & Making a Living
Disk Two: Making a Difference & Making Changes
Disk Three: Ballads only of 12 women whose stories take place in Michigan 1790- 1920.
Disk Four: Curriculum ideas for grades 4-8, sources, credits & lyrics for 12 ballads.
Winner: Best Radio Portrait from American Women in Radio and Television
Women portrayed include:
Madame La Framboise: fur trader
Mary Wiltse Moon: pioneer
Pamela Thomas: teacher, underground railroad supporter
Sojourner Truth: abolitionist & women's rights activist
Mary Wallace: Civil War farmer
Madelon Stockwell Turner: first woman to graduate from University of Michigan
Jenny Justine Jokala: cook in a upper Michigan lumber camp
Laura Jackson: teacher in a Michigan one room schoolhouse
Josephine Casey: labor leader in 1913
Margaret Murphy: 19th century midwife
Anna Howard Shaw: medical doctor, minister and suffragist
Viola Corrigan: wife and mother