Remebering Coya Knutson & Her Fascinating Story

In honor of International Women's Day, here's a throwback story US News & World published today about the Coya Knutson and her fight to overcome the stigma of women in politics. When she ran for re-election as a Congresswoman from Minnesota in 1958, her husband was put up by opponents to write a public letter begging his wife to give up her rising political career and come home to tend to him and their home. How far women have come in politics! Kathryn published Coya Come Home: A Congresswoman's Journey, an intimate biography about Knutson's life, which features a foreword by Vice-President Walter F. Mondale.

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