The Pryor Center Presents lecture series continues with Lindsley Armstrong Smith and Stephen A. Smith as they discuss their new book, Stateswomen: The Centennial Celebration of Arkansas Women Legislators, 1922–2022 at the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.
Stateswomen celebrates the Centennial of women serving as members of the Arkansas General Assembly and situates the important but neglected role of women in Arkansas political history.
The book features biographies of all 146 Arkansas women legislators, situating their political activity and public service within the historical and ongoing expansion of the role of women in the public sphere.
Lindsley Armstrong Smith earned a J.D. from the University of Arkansas, clerked for the Arkansas Court of Appeals and the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and served as Research Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Arkansas, where she taught courses in legal and political communication. She was a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, 2005–2010.
Stephen A. Smith holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and is Emeritus Professor of Communication at the University of Arkansas. He was a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, 1971–1974; Vice President of the Arkansas Constitutional Convention; Chief of Staff to the Arkansas Attorney General; and Executive Assistant to Governor Bill Clinton.
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