Clara Driscoll

Clara Driscoll lived from 1881 to 1945. She was born in Texas and went on to become a powerful business woman, who is most famous for having “saved the Alamo,” due to being able to provide the funding for its preservation. Clara Driscoll was the granddaughter of Irish immigrants. Her father was a smart businessman […]

Emma Tenayuca

Emma Beatrice Tenayuca is certainly a Texan woman worth knowing about. She fought for workers’ rights, and immigrant workers’ rights in particular; her activism was very controversial at the time. She is famous for having said, ” I was arrested a number of times. I don’t think that I felt exactly fearful. I never thought […]

Barbara Jordan

Barbara Charlene Jordan was one of my favorite Texan women, because she was a pioneer for civil rights. She was a lawyer as well as a politician, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree. Barbara Jordan lived from 1936 to 1996, passing away just a short time before her 60th birthday. Jordan is famous as […]