My First Job, And Kansas City's 'Suffrajitsu' Senior Wins National History Prize

Jul 19, 2017

Whether you spent hours in the summer sun at a lifeguard post or delivered hot, greasy pizzas across town, it's hard to forget your very first job. Today, callers and KCUR staffers share their memories and the lasting impacts of that first job or paycheck. Then, we meet the Kansas City high schooler whose year-long research project into the "suffrajitsu" movement earned her top marks at the National History Day competition.

Erin Lowe will perform 'Suffrajitsu: the Women Who Fought Back' at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 20. Visit for more information.