In November, 2021, the WITH Forum began a cooperative arrangement with the Texas State Historical Association to provide entries about Texas women from TSHA’s Handbook of Texas Women. You will find a link to the article in the Handbook itself if you want to explore it and other entries. We will offer one new entry per month, and links to those that are no longer posted will allow you to find the ones you may have missed.
Rethinking Woman Suffrage; 100 Years So here we are, 100 years in, and the suffrage story remains unfinished. Once again, not all women, or all men, can vote, and the suffrage movement itself, writ large, is still not over.
The murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 sparked something in us all. It’s not that police brutality is something new. It isn’t. History shows that this is not an isolated case. It doesn’t just happen in Minneapolis—it happens in Texas, too. Historical evidence of police brutality, excessive use of force and deaths of African American, Latino, and Indigenous people is older than Texas. What is different is two-fold: we see it now because of videos and social media. And because of quarantine due to the pandemic, we have more time to watch and to respond.
Women of Texas should make sure historians of tomorrow hear how we all coped with the coronavirus pandemic. We invite all women across the state to keep a journal of experiences during these historic times.
With the launch of the new book in our series, “Women in Texas History” by Angela Boswell, (TAMU Press, 2018), we thought we would do a Q&A style blog. Below are a few questions we thought of, and the answers from the author. We’re sure you have other questions you’d like to ask related to Boswell’s research, so please post them below or share any comments you may have.
Today is an exciting time for Texas Women’s History—for studying, learning, writing, publishing, enjoying! With productive scholars in the field, with the Handbook of Texas Women in the making, with the rising willingness to hear and listen to women’s voices, this is an exciting moment in the long journey to knowledge about women’s past lives and their contributions to building our society.