Whitefish Community Library hosts Montana Conversation program “Jeannette Rankin: America’s Conscience” with Mary Jane Bradbury on Friday, February 21. The program is in the Library’s Community Room at 6:30 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public. Humanitarian, pacifist, and tireless advocate for social reform, Jeannette Rankin was the first woman elected to U.S. Congress, and the only member of Congress to vote against U.S. entry into both world wars. Bradbury, as Jeannette, discusses her journey from grassroots suffragist to being the first woman to participate in United State government. Hear in Jeannette’s own words her views on equality and government reform—words that ring true today.
Mary Jane Bradbury is an historic interpreter and scholar who brings history to life for audiences of all ages. She is an artist in residence for the CM Russell Museum in Great Falls and the Montana Historical Society in Helena. Funding for the Montana Conversations program is provided by Humanities Montana through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Montana’s Cultural Trust, and private donations.