Immediately after the 1958 election, Brooks' friends
held a testimonial dinner, brooks gave a speech which
revealed the basic philosophy of government that guided
him throughout his life:
While I honor the office of representative, I am
Civil Rights; Women's Suffrage; Voting Rights; Women
New York Times article highlighting legal rulings across the country pertaining to women's suffrage and the 19th Amendment. The second paragraph pertains to the Arkansas Attorney General rejecting Dr. Ida Joe Brooks's candidacy for state office.