Pennybacker Biography

In Call Her a Citizen: Progressive-Era Activist and Educator Anna Pennybacker (Texas A&M University Press), Kelley M. King, assistant professor of teacher education and administration, examines the life of the Texas educator, clubwoman, author, lecturer and activist.

Pennybacker wrote the book that became the state-adopted textbook for Texas history and was used in classrooms for 40 years. From 1912 to 1914, she served as president of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, one of the nation’s most powerful positions for a woman at the time. King recounts Pennybacker’s advocacy in progressive reforms, education and women’s suffrage.







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