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Posted on: March 28, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Featured Friday: Miriam “Ma” Ferguson and Minnie Fisher Cunningham: Pioneering Texas Politicians

Pioneering Women Politicians - web

Miriam “Ma” Ferguson (1875-1961) and Minnie Fisher Cunningham (1882-1964) shared the Texas political spotlight just as women were gaining the right to vote.  One woman supported the 1918 primary suffrage bill granting women the right to vote in Texas-- the other did not, and yet both women inspired suffragists across the country. While these two women understood womanhood and politics in uniquely different ways, they were each successful in their vision of service and leadership and many of their achievements continue to embody our statewide identity. 

On Friday, April 20, 2018, Danielle Bible, a professor of history at San Jacinto College, will speak on the role these women played in state and national politics. Her presentation will begin at 11 AM in the library’s meeting room.

This presentation is the latest installment in the library’s Featured Friday series. These monthly programs offer a variety of lectures, movies and special programs of cultural, historical and local interest.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Deer Park Public Library. No registration is required and all are welcome to attend. There is no admission fee. The library is located at 3009 Center St., Deer Park, TX 77536.

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