women who changed the world

Started by Sophie Williams on Monday, June 27, 2011
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6/27/2011 at 10:05 PM

if u have worthy profiles please post

6/28/2011 at 6:43 AM

Okay, Sophie - I'm searching. I added Emily Hobhouse who intervened in the British concentration camps in the Anglo-Boer war in SA. But that involved 28 thousand women and children who had died.
It's hard to think on a 'changing the world' scale. Have we got Princess Di?

6/28/2011 at 10:14 AM

I dont think so, thats a good one!

6/28/2011 at 12:33 PM

:-)

12/11/2012 at 12:49 PM

Abigail Scott Duniway (October 22, 1834 – October 11, 1915) was an American women's rights advocate, newspaper editor and writer, whose efforts were instrumental in gaining voting rights for women.

Abigail Jane Duniway

12/11/2012 at 12:50 PM

In January, 1919, Ada Davenport Kendall had joined a band of distinguished women from all over the United States to march on Washington and protest in support of women’s right to vote. They chained themselves to the fence outside the White House, so that they couldn’t be driven away, and they were taunted and beaten…

Ada Louise Kendall

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12/11/2012 at 1:22 PM

Wonderful profiles. Thank you so much for sharing them. I've added them to the http://www.geni.com/projects/Women-s-Rights-Feminism/1320 project.

12/12/2012 at 12:21 PM

Tabitha (Moffatt) Brown, Mother of Oregon

Despite her children’s protests, in 1846, 66-year-old Tabitha Moffatt Brown joined a wagon train from Missouri to Oregon.

Tabitha Brown, who taught school in the Midwest to support her family after her husband died, joined with Rev. Harvey Clark to build a home and school for orphans in Salem, Oregon . She also helped start the Tualatin Academy in Forest Grove to educate young children. The academy’s charter later expanded to launch Pacific University.

Many came to know the small frail woman with a big heart as “The Mother of Oregon.”

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