Author Diane Eickhoff
resents the fact that history books often mention only those women who were married to noteworthy men. She wishes more people knew about Clarina Nichols, who helped bring the women's movement to the west in the 19th century. "She wasn't hanging on anybody's coattails," Eickhoff says. "She really achieved what she did on her own." Last year, Eickhoff published a book about Nichols, Revolutionary Heart
. She also travels throughout Kansas to perform a one-woman show of the same name. Tonight at 7, Eickhoff brings her act to the Black Box Theatre inside the YWCA of Greater Kansas City (1017 North Sixth Street in Kansas City, Kansas, 913-371-1105). The performance is free.
Mon., Jan. 28, 7 p.m., 2008