Lunch at the Library: Who was Emma Angell Drake?

Albertsons Library is pleased to announce “Lunch at the Library” with Gender Studies’ professor Beverly Miller. In honor of Women’s History Month, Ms. Miller will discuss Idaho’s adopted daughter--nationally known author, speaker, suffragist, and reformer, Emma Angell Drake, MD. Miller’s talk will take place Monday, March 19, noon-1:00 p.m. in the McCain Room on the Library’s second floor.

Once a household name, Drake came to Boise in 1917 to head up the state’s Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. She was soon elected to the Idaho legislature, served from 1919-1920, and lobbied for many causes, including women’s suffrage, prohibition, vaccinations for children, and setting a minimum wage for women.

Unfortunately, Drake is not as well known today as other prominent women in her era, including Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Miller, a historian, college professor, retired librarian from Boise State's Albertsons Library, and a longtime member of Boise's feminist community, will discuss Drake's unsung legacy in Idaho and beyond. It's sure to be a lively and enlightening presentation!

Please bring your lunch and join us. Coffee, tea, and cookies will be served. Visitor Parking is available at the Administration Building visitor parking lot, off University Drive--ask for a Parking Validation Stamp at the lecture. For more information, contact Paul Budge or call ext. 6-2580.

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