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Lucy Somerville Howorth, June 20, 22, and 23, 1975. Interview G-0028.
A Southern Woman Crosses Boundaries in Activism, Law, and Politics: Born in 1895, Lucy Somerville Howorth was born and raised in Mississippi. An activist for women's rights from an early age, Howorth was actively involved in the campaign for women's suffrage before she became a lawyer, a judge, and a politician. She describes her involvement in numerous women's organizations, her perceptions of the women who led those organizations, and their evolution over the years.
Interviewee: Lucy Somerville Howorth    Interviewer: Constance Myers
Duration: 08:25:17     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 17 excerpts.