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Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women's Movement

Her Honor:  Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women

by Lori Sturdevant,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 16, 2014

In 1960, Rosalie Wahl, a mother of four in her mid-30s, had an epiphany. Along with several other women, she had presented a proposal to the Washington County Board in Minnesota to use some of its budget surplus to establish branch libraries in rural areas. After their presentation, the women were asked to leave the room and subsequently were told their proposal had been defeated. Tired of sitting outside as male functionaries exercised power, Wahl decided to go to law school.


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