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This Land is Herland discussion and book signing with Sarah Eppler Janda and Patricia Loughlin
August 28, 2021, 2 p.m.
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.