Barton Community College History Instructor Linda McCaffery will present “Mary Elizabeth Lease: Why I am a Populist,” at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10 in the Library. Catered refreshments will be served.
“I will portray Mary Elizabeth Lease (Wichita) campaigning for presidential candidate, James Weaver, of the Populist Party,” McCaffery said of her presentation. “What is extraordinary is that women in 1892 could not vote and were not involved in politics. She even spoke at the national convention in Omaha.”