Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tinker Talks!

Arabella Mansfield (credit)
River to River, a program of Iowa Public Radio devoted to the state’s “news, issues and events,” recently devoted a broadcast to Iowa Legal History.  The broadcast included an interview with Mary Beth Tinker, who, as a thirteen-year-old in 1965, “arrived at her Des Moines junior high wearing a black armband to protest the Vietnam War.”  The host, Ben Kieffer, discusses other “legal milestones,” including Arabella Mansfield (right), “the first female lawyer in the U.S.,” and In re the Matter of Ralph, “the very first case decided by the Iowa Supreme Court concerning a former slave who was captured by bounty hunters.”  Listen here.