100th Anniversary Year

100th Anniversary Year

Celebrating our 100th Anniversary

 

Celebrating Women

 Ida Bell Wells-Barnett

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett

African-American journalist, suffragist, a founder of the NAACP.

“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them."                                            ― Ida B. Wells-Barnett

 

 Susan Brownell Anthony

Susan Brownell Anthony

– American social reformer and feminist, pivotal in the women’s suffrage movement.

“The true republic: men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.”                 – Susan B. Anthony

 

Matilda Electa Gage

Matilda Electa Gage

– Suffragist, Native American rights activist, abolitionist, “born with a hatred of oppression”.

"There is a word sweeter than mother, home or heaven.  That word is liberty."                                              -  Matilda Gage

 

 Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

– American politician, diplomat, and activist, longest-serving First Lady of the United States.

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."                                                    - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Jane Addams

Jane Adams

–Pioneer American settlement activist/reformer, created the first Hull House. 

"The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life."                                           - Jane Addams

 

 Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi

–A key 20th century stateswoman, Prime Minister of India.

"Whenever you take a step forward, you are bound to disturb something."                                                   – Indira Gandhi

 

Alice Paul

Alice Paul

–American suffragist, feminist, women’s rights activist, main leader and strategist for campaign for Nineteenth Amendment.

“It is incredible to me that any woman should consider the fight for full equality won. It has just begun.…Unless women are prepared to fight politically they must be content to be ignored politically."                                              – Alice Paul

 

Elizabeth Blackwell

Elizabeth Blackwell

–British born physician, first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States.

"I do not wish to give (women) a first place, still less a second one - but the complete freedom to take their true place, whatever it may be."                – Elizabeth Blackwell

 

Frida Kahlo de Rivera

Frida Kahlo de Rivera

–Mexican painter known for her self-portraits.

 "Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing."  - Frida Kahlo                                                                          

 Marie Sklodowska Curie

Marie Skilodowska Curie

–Polish and naturalized French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity.

"Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity."                      - Marie Curie

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Victoria Chaflin Woodhull

Victoria Claflin Woodhull 

–American leader of the woman’s suffrage movement.  In 1872, she was the first female candidate for President of the United States.

"The American nation, in its march onward and upward, can not publicly choke the intellectual and political activity of half its citizens by narrow statutes." – Victoria Woodhull