Murder, Violence and Women’s Rights Part IV

To finish our mini-series on domestic violence and women’s rights we are back with Lori Juszak to talk about the only lynching in Fort Collins that followed James Howe murdering his wife. The entire town was outraged at Mrs. Howe’s murder, taking the law into their own hands.

Though it is tragic that Mrs. Howe lost her life, the legal repercussions have potentially saved the lives of thousands in Fort Collins. Along with the Fort Collins laws, national changes to divorce laws and women’s rights guaranteed more women had more control over their lives and more rights to be protected and cared for under the law.

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