StarTribune columnist Lori Sturdvant is next up on the Author Talk series on Thursday, June 9, at North Regional Library, 315 Lowry Ave. N, from 6-8 p.m. She will discuss her most recent book Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s Movement. Sturdvant has written and edited several books of Minnesota history (including The Pillsburys of Minnesota), and at the Author Talk event she will detail the remarkable story of Rosalie Wahl, the first woman to be named to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
“While there is no single hero of the Minnesota women’s movement, Rosalie Wahl, the first woman on the Minnesota Supreme Court, changed the way her fellow judges saw the cases they decided. A champion of both women’s rights and civil rights, she brought new attention to the problems that faced women impoverished by divorce, women abused by their partners, and others who coped with poverty and discrimination. With sharp intelligence and hard work, Wahl herself had overcome childhood tragedy, family challenges including mental illness and addiction, to become a defense attorney, a respected judge, and a mentor to many,” says Alison Aten of the Minnesota Historical Society.
This is the second of four historical speakers in the 2016 Camden Community Historical Society speaker series and is held with the support of the Friends of Webber Park Library organization. Questions? Contact Eric Nystrom at firstname.lastname@example.org.