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Exhibits explore the highs - and shameful lows - of Montana’s early suffrage movement

March is Women's History Month and 2014 is also the 100th anniversary of woman suffrage in Montana.

        The occasion is being marked this year with exhibits at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library at the University of Montana.

        U-M History professor Anya Jabour was part of the team that helped create these exhibits. Jabour, the Co-Director of Women's and Gender Studies at U-M also chairs the Montana Woman's Suffrage Centennial committee.

       In this interview with Edward O'Brien, Jabour tell us about the people who fought to bring equality to women. It was tough going and came with its own set of blemishes and shortcomings; but then, most revolutions are like that.

      Jabour says she's always been interested in women's history - even before she knew there was such a thing.

O’Brien first landed at Montana Public Radio three decades ago as a news intern while attending the University of Montana School of Journalism. His first career job out of school was covering the 1995 Montana Legislature. When the session wrapped up, O’Brien was fortunate enough to land a full-time position at the station as a general assignment reporter. Feel free to drop him a line at
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