Feminists and anti-feminists from across the United States descended on Houston, Texas in November 1977 to offer support or opposition to the National Women’s Conference. “They should open some of the men’s restrooms to women, since there is…

Thomas J. Rusk was the oldest child of John and Mary (Sterritt) Rusk. He was born in South Carolina, but in 1834 he found himself in Texas chasing embezzlers from a company in which he had invested in. The next year he supported the independence…

During the twentieth century, Minnie Fisher Cunningham (1882-1964) worked as a leading reformer on women’s issues, including voting rights and equal pay. Born near New Waverly, Texas in southern Walker County, Minnie was raised by her parents,…