Editors of the newly released book from the University of Oklahoma Press, This Land is Herland, Sarah Eppler Janda and Patricia Loughlin, will be at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid on Saturday 2-4 pm for a special program where they will discuss the project and their research with Museum Director Jake Krumwiede.
Since well before ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 secured their right to vote, women in Oklahoma have sought to change and uplift their communities through political activism. This Land Is Herland brings together the stories of thirteen women activists and explores their varied experiences from the territorial period to the present. Organized chronologically, the essays discuss Progressive reformer Kate Barnard, educator and civil rights leader Clara Luper, and Comanche leader and activist LaDonna Harris, as well as lesser-known individuals such as Cherokee historian and educator Rachel Caroline Eaton, entrepreneur and NAACP organizer California M. Taylor, and Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) champion Wanda Jo Peltier Stapleton.
Copies of the book, This Land is Herland, will be available to purchase in the museum store, and signed by the editors.
This event is free and open to the public.