Remembering the Life and Times of Ann Richards

15 Oct


We’re not the only ones who have been remembering Ann Richards this month. Here’s a round-up of what people have been saying about Richards’ and about Jan Reid’s new bio Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards. No surprise – seems everyone has an Ann Richards story to tell.

Sarah Weddington, the first woman elected to the Texas House from Austin/Travis County and who won the U.S. Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, wrote a wonderful piece remembering Governor Richards forthe Texas Observer. Here’s a short excerpt, which highlights just one of so many reasons why we respect and celebrate Ann Richards’ work:

“Ann was essential as we formed the Texas Foundation for Women’s Resources (now the Foundation for Women’s Resources) and set about empowering women to be leaders and to open leadership positions to women. By 1977 we had made the…

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