Get To Know Oregon Groundbreaker Marie Equi
Marie Equi may be the most amazing woman you never heard of.
She was born when child labor was still legal, got out of textile work, and fled New England for the West Coast.
Equi attended medical school at a time when few women did so, fought for women's suffrage and other rights, and was perhaps the first well-known lesbian in Oregon.
Equi is the focus of the new book Marie Equi: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions, from Oregon State University Press. Author Michael Helquist is our guest.