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'Texas Women in Politics' Shines Light On History Of Activism

Jessica Brannon-Wranosky, Allison Faber and Nancy Baker spoke at the "Texas Women in Politics" forum on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce on Oct. 18.
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Jessica Brannon-Wranosky, Allison Faber and Nancy Baker spoke at the "Texas Women in Politics" forum on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce on Oct. 18.

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
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Jessica Brannon-Wranosky

Jessica Brannon-Wranosky, Associate Professor of History, Texas A&M-University-Commerce 

Texas women involved in the woman's suffrage movement

Allison Faber
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Allison Faber

Allison Faber, doctoral student, Texas A&M University 

The long road to jury rights for Texas women

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Allison Faber. Doctoral student, Texas A&M University. The long road to jury rights for Texas women. (North By Northeast, Oct. 19, 2016)

Nancy Baker
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Nancy Baker

Nancy Baker, Associate Professor of History, Sam Houston State University 

Texas women and the equal rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s

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Nancy Baker. Associate Professor of History, Sam Houston State University. Texas women and the equal rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s, part one. (North By Northeast, Oct. 20, 2016)
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Nancy Baker. Associate Professor of History, Sam Houston State University. Texas women and the equal rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s, part two. (North By Northeast, Oc. 21, 2016)