Explore more about why Wyoming is known as the Equality State. Learn about suffrage, Nellie Tayloe Ross, and the first woman governor of Wyoming, Liz Byrd.
Harriet Elizabeth Byrd
In this episode, Ruby Hanson and Erica Unger examine two aspects of equality in Wyoming. Erica Unger, a ten-year-old from Douglas, Wyoming starts this episode with an interview with Christina Bird. Erica asks questions about suffrage in Wyoming in the 19th Century and about Nellie Tayloe Ross. Ross was the first woman governor of Wyoming and the United States. Ruby Hanson an eight-year-old from Cody, Wyoming gives us a different look at equality in Wyoming interviewing James Byrd of Cheyenne. Byrd is the son of the first black woman elected to the Wyoming State Legislature, Harriet Elizabeth Byrd. In this… Read More »Episode 6: Why Is Wyoming Called the Equality State?