Trailblazing Woman: Houstonian Frances “Sissy” Farenthold reflects on very nearly a century of advocating for women’s legal rights

Beatriz Oliveros, Houston Lifetime Producer, Houston

Katie Meyers, Executive Producer, Houston Lifestyle

Paul Shelton, Houston Lifestyle Photographer

Pictures plus some movie footage thanks to Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold: a citizen that is noble2015), generated by the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice in the University of Texas class of Law, with pictures from Sissy’s papers during the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

HOUSTON – Women’s History is a time to reflect upon the contributions made by trailblazing women who weren’t afraid of speaking up and challenging the status quo month.

Among those females life here in Houston, along with her operate in general public service spans almost a whole century.

Frances “Sissy” Farenthold ended up being one of many female that is first State Representatives, an applicant for governor, spouse and mom of five, and a champ of equal liberties for everybody. And therefore list just scratches the area.

Have a deep plunge with us in to the remarkable and impressive life of Sissy Farenthold by viewing the movie above, by viewing one of many Rapoport Center’s movies about her life right here, or by viewing the schedule below.

Sissy Farenthold: a citizen that is nobleThe Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice)

1926 – Frances “Sissy” Farenthold comes into the world in Corpus Christi. Growing up, Sissy saw the struggles dealing with her next-door neighbors, specially non-white minorities.

Sissy Farenthold: A Noble resident (The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice)

1946 – Sissy graduates from Vassar university in Dutchess County, nyc, and chooses to keep on to legislation college in the University of Texas. Continuer la lecture de Trailblazing Woman: Houstonian Frances “Sissy” Farenthold reflects on very nearly a century of advocating for women’s legal rights