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December 18, 2007 Contact: Lilly Talbert, VCW Communications Coordinator
For Immediate Release Phone: 802-828-2841
CONSUELO NORTHRUP BAILEY: VERMONT PATHFINDER
Montpelier, VT (12/18/07) -- Consuelo Northrup Bailey: Vermont
Pathfinder, a Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by the Fletcher
Free Library and co-sponsored by the Vermont Women's History Project,
takes place Friday, January 18, 2008 at 12:00 p.m. in the Fletcher Free
Library’s Pickering Room. The program will be presented by J. Kevin
Graffagnino, Executive Director of the Vermont Historical Society.
Consuelo Northrup Bailey (1899-1976) was a national pioneer among women
in public service. Born and raised in Fairfield, Vermont, and a 1921
graduate of the University of Vermont, she was the first woman in
America to serve as a state's attorney, as Speaker of a state house of
representatives, and as Lieutenant Governor. Vice-chair of the
Republican National Committee from 1952 to 1956, she was also the first
woman admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Graffagnino’s presentation will detail the life and career of this
extraordinary Vermont role model for women.
This program is the first of a series of programs around the state
co-sponsored by the Vermont Women’s History Project (VWHP) as part of
its “Women’s History Year ‘Round” initiative. Women have been actively
contributing to the story of Vermont every day of the year. Rather than
confining the celebration of women to Women’s History Month in March,
the VWHP proposes that Vermonters celebrate women’s history all year
long. Visit their web site www.womenshistory.vermont.gov for information
on other programs about women’s history during 2008.
Consuelo Northrup Bailey: Vermont Pathfinder is supported in part by the
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Vermont Humanities
Council (VHC). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations
expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH
or the VHC.
By promoting the understanding of the diverse experiences of women in
Vermont history, the Vermont Women's History Project (VWHP) seeks to
create a new perspective on history and culture that will positively
affect society’s perceptions of women. For more information, visit
www.womenshistory.vermont.gov or contact Judith Irving, Director,
[log in to unmask], 802-828-5940. VWHP is an initiative of the
Vermont Commission on Women.
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