August 12, 2021
“This Land is Herland” Discussion and Book Signing at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
ENID, Okla. — On Saturday, August 28, beginning at 2 p.m., the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host a discussion and book signing with Sarah Eppler Janda and Patricia Loughlin, editors of the new book “This Land is Herland: Gendered Activism in Oklahoma from the 1870s to the 2010s,” published by University of Oklahoma Press this year.
Since well before ratification of the 19th 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. Underscoring the diversity of women’s experiences, the editors and contributors provide fresh and engaging perspectives on the western roots of gendered activism in Oklahoma.
Sarah Eppler Janda is professor of history at Cameron University in Lawton. She is the author of “Beloved Women: The Political Lives of LaDonna Harris and Wilma Mankiller” and “Prairie Power: Student Activism, Counterculture, and Backlash in Oklahoma, 1962–1972.” Patricia Loughlin is professor of history at the University of Central Oklahoma. She is the author of “Hidden Treasures of the American West: Muriel H. Wright, Angie Debo, and Alice Marriott,” named the Outstanding Book on Oklahoma History by the Oklahoma Historical Society.
The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is located at 507 S. Fourth St. in Enid. For more information, please call 580-237-1907 or visit www.csrhc.org.
The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.