Dallas Historical Society presents Brown Bag Lecture: Carmen Goldthwaite
The Dallas Historical Society will host Carmen Goldthwaite as she discusses the legends she wrote about in Texas Dames: Sassy and Savvy Women Throughout Lone Star History. The book recounts how these “Dames” broke gender and racial barriers in every facet of life. Some led the way as heroines while others slid headlong into notoriety, but nearly all exhibited similar strands of courage and determination to wrest a country, a state and a region from the wilds.
From early Tejas to 20th Century Texas, their stories unfold as they notched “firsts” as physicians, mayors (before women got the vote), scientists, bankers, lawyers, preachers and politicians. Texas Dames describes 53 women who wrestled their way into history by their accomplishments, whether in agriculture or banking, opera or circus, Civil War spies and gamblers, educators and aviators.