Famous Mormon women inspire BYU professors to write 'Women of Character'

Marie Osmond, Emma Smith, Barbara B. Smith.

Most members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would recognize these well-known Mormon women. But what about Maud May Babcock, Mary Field Garner and Lilia Wahapaa?

And do most Mormons know that murder mystery writer Anne Perry, "One Stroke Painting" guru Donna Dewberry and political commentator Angela Buchanan (sister of Pat Buchanan) are all Mormon?

Culling from Mormon women from 1830 to now, Brigham Young University professors Susan Easton Black and Mary Jane Woodger wrote “Women of Character: Profiles of 100 Prominent LDS Women” and spoke about their findings for the Mormon Women’s History Initiative book event Saturday night in Salt Lake City.

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