A Woman and Her Words
The Personal Writings of Emmeline B. Wells
- Time: 7:00 AM
- Date: Apr 4, 2003 to May 5, 2003
- Place: L. Tom Perry Special Collections
About the Event
An exhibit highlighting the writings and the life of Emmeline B. Wells.
The displays will be shown in the lobby of the Special Collections library.
Emmeline B. Wells emerged as one of the country’s leading spokeswomen for women’s rights. Her pro-suffrage/pro-polygamy newspaper, the Woman’s Exponent, championed “The Rights of the Women of Zion, and the Rights of the Women of All Nations” from 1872 to 1914. Woman should be “recognized as a responsible being,” with a right to choose her own destiny, argued Wells. She could capably choose who should govern through her right to vote, and equally capably choose her own marriage partner and lifestyle.