Hattie Caraway honored

October 16, 2005--Posted at 9:30 p.m. CST

JONESBORO --On the 24th of this month the first woman
to be elected to the U.S. Senate will be honored in her home area.

Hattie Caraway was appointed to fill out the term of her
husband, Thaddeus Caraway, after his death. She won election on her
own in 1932 and 1938, getting help the first time from Huey P- Long
of Louisiana.

Arkansas State University associate history professor Sarah
Wilkerson-Freeman said she has wanted for years to organize a
tribute to Caraway. Wilkerson Freeman says the October 24th event
will highlight how Caraway saved A-S-U by keeping its funding. The
day-long series of events will examine other areas of Caraway's
time in power and look at contemporary themes.

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