June 23, 2023 | June 23, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On June 2nd of that year, reporters for the Erie Daily Times, while preparing a series of articles on local attorneys, discovered that there were no female attorneys working in Erie County. The last woman accepted to the Erie Bar was Pricilla Reichert in 1928.
This Day in History is presented by the Emmy-nominated Chronicles. Showing Bellwether: The Political Evolution of Erie next Thursday night at eight on WQLN PBS.