'Texas Women in Politics' Shines Light On History Of Activism
So, you think you know your Texas women's history?
Pop quiz: When did Texas women get the right to serve on a jury? Why was Texas the only Southern state to ratify, without later rescinding, the proposed federal Equal Rights Amendment?
If you attended the Texas Women in Politics forum on Oct. 18 on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce, you might know the answers to those questions. "Texas Women in Politics" was sponsored by the university's Gender Studies Program, along with the History Department, the Political Science Department, University Libraries and the Texas State Historical Association.
The three scholars featured in the panel stopped by KETR to talk about the topic of their presentations.
Jessica Brannon-Wranosky, Associate Professor of History, Texas A&M-University-Commerce
Texas women involved in the woman's suffrage movement
Allison Faber, doctoral student, Texas A&M University
The long road to jury rights for Texas women
Nancy Baker, Associate Professor of History, Sam Houston State University
Texas women and the equal rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s