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Susan B Anthony - one of the first women activists to advocate for women's rights, including the right to vote

Susan B. Anthony 1820 - 1906 The cofounder of the National Woman Suffrage Association with Elizabeth Cady Stanton she championed equal rights for women. She didn't live to see the passage of the Amendment, giving women the vote.

Ethel Percy Andrus (1884-1967).    In retirement in the mid-1940s, she became a champion of and advocate for the interests and needs of the elders in society after discovering a retired teacher forced by poverty to live in a chicken coop.  Galvanized to action, in 1947, at age 63, she founded NRTA (then called the National Retired Teachers Association) and in 1958, at age 73, she founded AARP.  Today, AARP is the largest nonprofit organization in the world, with 37 million members.

Ethel Percy Andrus (1884-1967). In retirement in the mid-1940s, she became a champion of and advocate for the interests and needs of the elders in society after discovering a retired teacher forced by poverty to live in a chicken coop. Galvanized to action, in 1947, at age 63, she founded NRTA (then called the National Retired Teachers Association) and in 1958, at age 73, she founded AARP. Today, AARP is the largest nonprofit organization in the world, with 37 million members.

Margaret Sanger, RN. Raised Irish Catholic, she blamed her mother's death on the toll 18 pregnancies had taken on her body. In 1918 she founded the American Birth Control League which later became Planned Parenthood.:

Raised Irish Catholic, she blamed her mother's death on the toll 18 pregnancies had taken on her body. In 1918 she founded the American Birth Control League which later became Planned Parenthood.

Alice Paul - young women suffragette who led the (2nd generation) drive to get the 19th amendment passed (1885-1977)

Alice Stokes Paul was an American suffragist and activist. Along with Lucy Burns and others, she led a successful campaign for women's suffrage that resulted in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U. Constitution in Wikipedia

Eleanore Roosevelt.. My favourite quote of  all time! "No one can make you feel inferior without your permission". .. Smart Woman & amazing advocate of Civil and Womens rights. Strong & Staunch.

100+ Portraits of Iconic People of All Time

Former First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt’s ‘It’s Up To The Women’ To Be Republished April 2017

Alice Paul -  (1885-1977) - The "iron-jawed angel" who rescued the woman suffrage movement (1910) and made sure women in the US got suffrage.

Alice Paul - - The "iron-jawed angel" who rescued the woman suffrage movement and made sure women in the US got suffrage. Watch the movie, Iron-Jawed Angels, well worth it!

Clara Barton    1821 - 1912  FOUNDER OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS    This schoolteacher turned Civil War nurse was intrepid on the battlefield and ingeniously helpful after the fighting ended.

125 Most Influential Women

♡♥♡♥ Clara Barton 1821 - 1912 FOUNDER OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS This schoolteacher turned Civil War nurse was intrepid on the battlefield and ingeniously helpful after the fighting ended.

This is the third in a series of posts by Freedom Riders in response to Barack Obama’s victory (see the other entries here.) Margaret Leonard grew up in Macon and Atlanta, GA, and was a sophomore a…

Margaret Leonard, 1961 Margaret, a 19 year old student at Sophie Newcomb College, was the first white Southerner to participate in the Freedom Rides. Her mother, a progressive columnist for the.

Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906) She taught for 15 years and was active in the anti slavery movement and the women's suffrage movement.  She appeared before every Congress from 1869 to 1906 to ask for voting rights for women. Congress denied her every time. In 1872, while 150 women tried to vote in the presidential election, Susan B. Anthony was arrested for trying to vote.

Susan Brownell Anthony was a prominent American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the century women's rights movement to introduce women's suffrage into the United States.

Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers

History-October Jackie Robinson Breaks The Color Barrier In Major League Baseball On this day in Jackie Robinson signed his contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers, officially breaking the color barrier in the world of major league baseball.

Harriet Tubmanfugitive slave who, at great peril to herself, helped nearly 300 slaves escape the South via the Underground Railroad, she was also a Civil War spy and nurse; a promoter of education, though illiterate; and a campaigner for women's suffrage.

125 Most Influential Women

Harriet Tubman- slave who, at great peril to herself, helped nearly 300 slaves escape the South via the Underground Railroad, she was also a Civil War spy and nurse; a promoter of education, though illiterate; and a campaigner for women's suffrage.

First Ladies: 32nd First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was beautiful, helpful, well-brought … She was a nice and clever girl that perfectly corresponds to her status of the first lady. Her social life was active and fruitful.

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