Winegarten introduces the viewers to the early life of Oveta Culp Hobby, who grew from a precocious child in Killeen, Texas to an Army colonel, presidential cabinet member, and owner of a media empire in Houston.
Cold War (1946-1989)
Winegarten discusses Oveta's early childhood in Killeen, Texas and her experience working with her father in the Texas legislature. Her father was an attorney and in the Texas state legislature. Her mother was a suffragist. Oveta’s name is discussed, which is an Iroquois word for forget; however, Winegarten discusses why Oveta was one of the most unforgettable women in Texas history. By age 20 she was the youngest parliamentarian in the Texas legislature.
Winegarten takes questions from the audience after her webinar presentation on Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby.
Winegarten discusses Oveta's life after she meets governor Hobby. She explains how Oveta was brought in to the WWII efforts and how women became involved. She moves to D.C. to run the Women’s’ Interest Bureau for the Army. As more men are drafted, women are looked at to help more. Oveta was asked to draw up a plan for a women’s army unit and eventually asked to run it. Winegarten explains how history from today and in the past impact meaning and interpretation. She reveals a number of challenges Oveta faced in her groundbreaking roles.
Winegarten discusses women’s importance in the auxiliary units and Colonel Hobby roles during World War II. Oveta was honored for her service and later appointment to the presidential cabinet, the second woman to ever hold that position. She became the secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare during the time of the polio vaccine’s approval, which Winegarten discusses frankly with viewers. Lastly, she discusses the legacy of Oveta Culp Hobby.
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