History Lounge: Justice Rosalie Wahl

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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.