Peggy Gibson featured on PBS

Wednesday, December 26, 2012



District 22 Rep. Peggy Gibson (D-Huron) has been chosen to be part of a three-hour Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) documentary “The Makers: Women Who MakeAmerica.”


The documentary, which premiers in February, 2013, features first-hand stories of influential women in America. It documents many who fought for women’s rights as well as some who opposed the fight.


The local program will profile “Makers: Women Who Make South Dakota,” and will be used to promote the national series.


Gibson grew up in Huron. When she moved to Arizona in 1970, she became part of the women’s revolution and joined the National Organization for Women (NOW) where she joined other progressive women and attempted to kick down the doors rather than try to transform society.


She moved back to Huron in 1991 and became actively involved in politics in 2006. Gibson is presently serving her third term in the house.


Gibson said she wants her daughter and granddaughter to be educated and have every opportunity to be successful.


“I don’t want to lose what we fought for in the 1960’s. I feel it is my duty and responsibility to speak up for women’s rights. You go nowhere if you disappear quietly into the night,” she said.


By Donna Palmlund,

The De Smet News

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