reception was a lovely commemoration of a conference funded with $5 million from the Federal government, and attended by the wives of three presidents, every public figure in the feminist movement, hundreds of delegates from every state and all of us who sat up in the bleachers watching every moment of this first and only conference on the state of women in our country.
The morning's line-up of speakers was grand. We heard from Mayor Hofheinz, Mayor Parker, Poppy Northcutt, Nikki Van Hightower and Keith Wade. Lots of history, lots of firsts in Houston.
Ran into Fred Hofheinz on the way into the library. Fred was mayor of Houston at the time of the conference, a great supporter of women's rights and a neighbor who lived across the alley from us when the girls were growing up.
Nikki Van Hightower . Both women regaled us with stories of those days when women were breaking through legal and social barriers.
|Plaque on its way back to City Hall until it's installed at Hobby Center.|
|Recognize Billie Jean King and Bella Abzug? Others?|