Oklahoma lags other states for female leadership

Oklahoma state Rep. Bessie McColgin had nine children. Her youngest son was born a month before she left her home in western Oklahoma to head to Oklahoma City, where she served in Legislature from 1920-21, according to oksenate.gov. Women had won the right to vote on Aug. 18, 1920, and a brood of kids wasn’t going to stop McColgin from taking on the responsibility of leadership.

More information: http://www.swtimes.com/news/20160908/oklahoma-lags-other-states-for-female-leadership

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