Saturday, May 20, 2006

We Need More Like Anna Korn

Leading up to the Centennial celebration, The Oklahoman is running profiles on noteable Oklahomans. On November 27, 2006, they ran a story about Anna Korn (1869-1965). She founded the Oklahoma Women’s Legislative Council, lobbied for women to get the right to vote and serve on juries plus urged the Legislature to establish a separate ward for women at the state penitentiary. She also founded the Oklahoma Memorial Association – the precursor to the Oklahoma Heritage Association which maintains the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Go Anna!