Texas historical marker based on SMU research of women’s jury service

DeLuzio%20Kline%5B2%5D%205-27-10.jpgA new Texas Historical Marker is based on the research of Southern Methodist University graduate Andrea Norris Kline, who uncovered the information as part of an independent research project for Crista DeLuzio, an associate professor in the SMU Department of History.

The historical marker is located at the Old Red Courthouse, a county historical museum, in downtown Dallas. It commemorates Texas women's fight to be allowed to serve on juries. Kline used U.S. census records, newspaper archives and Texas Legislature records to document the history of jury service in Dallas County. The Dallas Women Lawyers' Association funded the plaque.