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

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 Life

Paul Shelton, Houston Lifestyle Photographer

Pictures plus some movie footage due to Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold: a citizen that is noble2015), created by the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice in 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 Month is an occasion to reflect upon the efforts created by trailblazing ladies who weren’t scared of talking up and challenging the status quo.

Among those ladies everyday lives here in Houston, and her work with general public service spans almost a century that is entire.

Frances “Sissy” Farenthold ended up being one of many female that is first State Representatives, an applicant for governor, spouse and mom of five, and a champ of equal legal rights for all. And that list just scratches the top.

Simply take a deep plunge with us to the remarkable and impressive lifetime of Sissy Farenthold by viewing the video above, by viewing one of many Rapoport Center’s films about her life right right here, or by viewing the schedule below.

Sissy Farenthold: a citizen that is nobleThe Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice)

1926 – Frances “Sissy” Farenthold comes into the world in Corpus Christi. Growing up, Sissy saw the battles dealing with her next-door next-door next-door neighbors, particularly non-white minorities.

Sissy Farenthold: a citizen that is nobleThe Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice)

1946 – Sissy graduates from Vassar university in Dutchess County, nyc, and chooses to keep on to legislation college during the University of Texas.

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