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UNT presents exhibit

The UNT Libraries’ Archives and Rare Books presents “Revealing Texas Women: Hidden Voices in Special Collections,” a free exhibit open to the public through the spring 2013 semester. The exhibit will run through May 11 in the Archives and Rare Books space, Room 437 in UNT’s Willis Library. The library is located one block east of Highland Street and Avenue C.

Revealing Texas Women explores the often disregarded female experience in Texas and the women who forged new spheres of influence for their peers and future generations.

The exhibit celebrates pioneering women writers, artists, businesswomen and leaders, as well as the important role these women played in the history of the state.

Women featured in the exhibit include:

- Ann Rice, a UNT alumna and contemporary American gothic author.

- Naomi Shihab Nye, an award-winning poet, songwriter, novelist, anthologist and Texan.

- Katherine Ann Porter, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, journalist, essayist and political activist.

- Enid Justin, founder, president, chief salesperson and chief executive of the Nocona Boot Co.

- Sarah Tilghman Hughes, a jurist, civil rights activist, Texas state representative and federal court judge known for swearing in Lyndon Johnson as U.S. president aboard Air Force One after the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

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