History Lounge: Justice Rosalie Wahl
Rosalie Wahl, the first woman on the Minnesota Supreme Court, changed the way her fellow judges saw displaced homemakers, women abused by their partners and other disadvantaged people. She was a champion of both women’s rights and civil rights. With sharp intelligence and hard work, Wahl overcame childhood tragedy and an abusive marriage to become a defense attorney, a respected judge and a mentor to many. Join Lori Sturdevant, author of "Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s Movement" (MHS Press, March 2014) for an exploration of Wahl’s life and her place in Minnesota’s women’s movement.