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.
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
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 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.