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Trailblazing Woman: Houstonian Frances “Sissy” Farenthold reflects on very nearly a hundred years of advocating for women’s liberties

Beatriz Oliveros, Houston Lifestyle 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 Noble resident (2015), generated by the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice during 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 everyday lives here in Houston, and her work with general public service spans almost a whole century.

Frances “Sissy” Farenthold ended up being among the first feminine Texas 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 outer lining.

Just take a dive that is deep us 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. Continue reading