Texas WomenGovernor Ann Richards

Jan Reid discusses his biography of Governor Richards

Here’s a transcript of our live web chat with Author Jan Reid about Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards, published by the University of Texas Press.

The 1991 Texas Inauguration of Governor Ann Richards

from the Cactus and Peggy Davis Pryor Collection
special thanks to Texas Archive of the Moving Image

This commercial television footage documents the Inauguration Day of Governor Ann Richards on January 15, 1991 in Austin, Texas. Hosted by former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros, Texas journalist Bob Phillips, and Texas author and humorist Molly Ivins, the footage captures scenes of the March to Take Back the Capitol led by Ann Richards and her family, as well as the Prayer Ceremony and Swearing In ceremony held for Richards and Lt. Governor Bob Bullock.