Jeannette Rankin: Visible and Invisible Legacy
- Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
- Museum of the Rockies - view map
Dr. Joan Hoff, Research Professor of History at Montana State University, explores Jeannette Rankin's impact on the American peace movement - from her very visible work in the 1920s and 1930s and later against the war in Vietnam, to her invisible legacy of pacifism that came to naught. Since her death in 1973, pacifism - at least the kind that Rankin lobbied for, voted for, and marched for - has not succeeded in preventing any American wars or large-scale military actions. The strength of Rankin as a pacifist is presented in stark contrast to the ineffectiveness of the peace movement in the United States.