Columnist Lori Sturdevant to Speak In Northfield

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Minneapolis Star-Tribune political columnist Lori Sturdevant will speak about her recent book Her Honor:  Rosalie Wash and the Minnesota Women’s Movement on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 10:45 a.m. at the Northfield Senior Center.  Published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press, the book is set against the backdrop of the women’s rights movement and highlights Rosalie Wahl’s personal and professional journey.

A 1967 graduate of William Mitchell Law School, Wahl was the first woman named to the Minnesota State Supreme court, appointed in 1977 by then Governor Rudy Perpich. She is credited with influencing how her fellow justices saw the cases they decided. Sturdevant shares with readers the lasting impact of Justice Wahl, documenting societal challenges faced by women in the late 20th century and the strategies employed to address them.  

Sturdevant has co-authored and edited seven books about leading figures in Minnesota politics, including “A Man’s Reach:  The Autobiography of Elmer L. Anderson” and “The Pillsburys of Minnesota.”

The presentation is free and open to the public. Copies of Sturdevant’s book will be available from Northfield’s Monkey See Monkey Read bookstore. Following the presentation, there will be a book signing.

For more information, contact Bonnie Jean Flom (507-202-3551).