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Women Across Texas History, Volume 2


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Women Across Texas History, Volume 2


Our unique history is shaped by the stories from the myriad individuals who influenced the politics, economy, and culture of Texas. Among these individuals are countless women who fought for gender equality and shattered glass ceilings, creating new opportunities for those who followed. Texas women make Texas history, and as a result of their contributions in the past, the foundation for the future is much stronger.

To ensure that these women receive proper recognition, TSHA has embarked on a multi-year effort to share their stories in our eBook series, Women Across Texas History. In this FREE eBook, you will read more about:

  • Jessie Ames, a progressive leader and founder of both the League of Women Voters and the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching.

  • Georgia O’Keeffe, the influential modernist painter who taught in West Texas

  • Jovita González de Mireles, a teacher, folklorist, and writer who was one of the first Texan Mexicans to obtain a master’s degree and work as a and the first female and Mexican to be president of the Texas Folklore Society.

  • Lulu Belle Madison White, a teacher and civil rights activist who was a vanguard in the effort to eliminate the white primary in Texas, integrate the University of Texas, and enforce equal salaries for black and white teachers.

Published 2017


Table of Contents

  1. Lillian B. Horace
  2. Elizabeth Herndon Potter
  3. Minnie Fisher Cunningham
  4. Christia V. Daniels Adair
  5. Jessie Harriet Daniel Ames
  6. Annie Webb Blanton
  7. Anna J. Hardwicke Pennybacker
  8. Jane Legette Yelvington McCallum
  9. Sara Isadore Sutherland Callaway
  10. Jovita Idár
  11. Clara Driscoll
  12. Adina Emilia de Zavala
  13. Drusilla Elizabeth Tandy Nixon
  14. Portia Marshall Washington Pittman
  15. Ernestine Jessie Covington Dent
  16. Jovita González de M
  17. Lulu Belle Madison White
  18. Mary Edna Gearing
  19. Adele Lubbock Briscoe Looscan
  20. Sara Estela Ramírez
  21. Leonor Villegas de Magnon
  22. Ida Mercedes Muse Darden
  23. Miriam Amanda (Ma) Wallace Ferguson
  24. Edith Eunice Therrel Wilmans
  25. Sarah Eleanor Cory Menezes
  26. Bessie Coleman
  27. Ima Hogg
  28. Julia Bedford Ideson
  29. Carrie Marcus Neiman
  30. Georgia Totto O’Keeffe
  31. Mildred Ella Didrikson (Babe) Zaharias
  32. Bonnie Parker
  33. Southwestern Historical Quarterly Selected Articles