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Women's History Month on KUMD

March 8, 2017

Listen as KUMD celebrates with a daily series honoring Minnesota women paving the way to equity.

Women’s History Month began as “International Women's Day” in March 1911. 

Listen weekdays in March at 7 am and 11 am as they profile inspiring women past and present for Women’s History Month.

Archived series can be found at: Women's History Month on KUMD

March 1-3

1 The Nineteenth Amendment, establishing a women’s right to vote in the U.S.

2 Nina Rothchild, founder of Minnesota Women’s Consortium

3 Cornelia Genevive Gjesdal Knutson, first Minnesota woman elected to U.S. congress

March 6-10

6 Myrtle Agnes Cain, one of first four women elected to the Minnesota legislature in 1923

7 Elizabeth Erickson & Patricia Olson, founders of WARM & Women’s Art Institute

8 Abigail Mlinar, founder of Duluth’s Feminist Action Collective

9 Susana Pelayo-Woodward, director of WRAC, UMD Office of Diversity & Inclusion

10 Mary Murphy, Minnesota Representative for Hermantown for over 40 years

March 13-17

13 Sue Metzger Hough, one of first women elected to the Minnesota legislature in 1923

14 Evelyne Ruth Hall, Olympic Silver Medalist athlete from Minnesota, 1932

15 League of Women Voters Duluth, keeping women engaged in politics

16 Beth Bartlett, feminist, author & Women’s Studies professor at UMD

17 Ilhan Omar, first Somali-American elected to office in the U.S. in Minneapolis

March 20-24

20 Hannah Jensen Kempfer, one of the first women elected to Minnesota legislature

21 Anne Bertram, executive director of Theatre Unbound in Minneapolis

22 Nyango Melissa Nambangi, Minnesota African Women's Association

23 Jean Regal, founder AHC: Duluth Women’s Mentoring Program at UMD

24 Phillis Khan, longest running female legislator in Minnesota, retired

March 27-31

27 Mabeth Hurd Paige, represented Minneapolis in the Minnesota House 1923-43

28 Ila Borders, first woman pitcher in Men’s Professional Baseball: Duluth Dukes

29 Women’s March on Washington, honoring women standing for all women

30 Ethel Colmans, founder of Woodland Community Club & Duluth Women’s Club

31 Erin Murphy, Minnesota State Representative running for Minnesota governor


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