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TITLE: American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country
SPEAKER: Kay Bailey Hutchison
EVENT DATE: 2005/03/14
RUNNING TIME: 27 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) discussed, "American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country." "American Heroines" is a blend of biography, history and personal memoir that profiles notable American women from the 19th century to the present. This compelling mix of social history and personal recollection presents female pioneers in fields as varied as government, business, education and health care, who overcame the resistance and prejudice of their times and accomplished things that had not been done before.
Hutchison became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from the state of Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas and the University of Texas Law School. She was twice elected to the Texas House of Representatives.
SERIES: Books & Beyond