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Colorado Women Lecture Series

Carrie Clyde Holly, An American First

Hear the story of Carrie Clyde Holly, the first woman in any state legislature in United States - and maybe in the history of the world - to draft a bill that became a law through her determination and hard work as a state representative of Colorado. We are joined by Dr. Judy E. Gaughan, associate professor of History at Colorado State University-Pueblo. She is currently writing a book: Surely the World Moves: Carrie Clyde Holly, An American First.

Our Colorado Women Lecture Series is online via Zoom and free to access. Registration is required.

Dr. Judy E. Gaughan is an associate professor of History at Colorado State University-Pueblo.  She earned her Ph.D. in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology from the University of California, Berkeley.  Her first book, Murder was not a Crime: Homicide and Power in the Roman Republic, was published by the University of Texas Press in 2010. She is currently writing a book: Surely the World Moves: Carrie Clyde Holly, An American First.  Along the path of writing the book, Professor Gaughan has written a script on Women's Suffrage in Southern Colorado, played the part of Carrie Clyde Holly in a celebratory tea, and written articles for Colorado Encyclopedia's 19th Amendment Commemoration.

The centennial of national woman’s suffrage took her attention from the ancient Romans and focused it securely on Colorado thanks to her work with the Women’s Suffrage Centennial-Southern Colorado and the Women's Vote Centennial//Colorado 2020:

Free Online Program via Zoom. Register for access information that will be sent closer to the program date.

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