Texas Women’s History Month

Wrapping up our month of moments, movements and contributions by Texas women we're highlighting contributions by the Mujeres and their effort for equality in the 1970s, the first American-Indian novelist and the tradition of Caddo pottery, plus a handful of individuals, including Sophia Alice Callahan, Mary Couts Burnett and Sarah Tilghman Hughes.  

This year’s additions will also include Lady Bird Johnson, Ruthe Winegarten, Annie Mae Hunt, Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, Janis Joplin and Alberta Zepeda. 

Texas State Archives

This week we're highlighting contributions by Hortense Ward, the first woman admitted to the Texas bar, blues singer Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton and Indian Women in Texas, plus an influential folk artist, a musician now memorialized on a stamp, and other individuals.  

This year’s additions also include Ruthe Winegarten, Annie Mae Hunt, Sophia Alice Callahan, Alberta Zepeda and Janis Joplin. 

Continuing our March look at Texas women who've kept the bar high, we're highlighting a First Lady, an iconic musician, a university president, a pioneer and other difference makers to our state and beyond.

This year’s additions also include Ruthe Winegarten, Sophia Alice Callahan, Molly Ivins, Lydia Mendoza, Alberta Zepeda and Mary Couts Burnett. 

Native American Women Texas
Gerald W. Williams Collection-2008

For the first week of March we're highlighting contributions by Tejanas, African American and Native American women to Texas, plus a handful of individuals, including a couple Mollies and the namesake of our women in Texas history partner--Ruthe Winegarten.  

This year’s additions will also include Lady Bird Johnson, Sophia Alice Callahan, Annie Mae Hunt, Lydia Mendoza, Alberta Zepeda and Mary Couts Burnett.