Today is International Women’s Day!
To celebrate, we thought we would introduce you to a number of great and inspiring women that have set foot on the Sam Houston State University Campus.
Anna J. Hardwicke Pennybacker
Graduate of 1st class of 1880, Sam Houston Normal Institute – Woman’s Suffrage Advocate, Author, and Lecturer
She authored the book A New History of Texas.
For more information: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fpe30
Jewel Henson Gibson
Graduate with a BS in 1932 and a MS in 1950 – Novelist, Professor, and Playwright
Her novels include Joshua Beene and God , a satirical work about fictitious Church of Christ prophet in a small Texas town and Black Gold, a tale about a booming oil town.
For more information: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fgial
Mrs. Roosevelt never attended Sam Houston but did visit the campus on March 7, 1937. She was friends with Anna J. Hardwicke Pennybacker through her work with the Democratic party.