Election Day AND International Women’s Day – A Fitting Tribute
March 8th is International Women’s Day. It has been observed since 1911 as a day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Beginning with the Suffragette’s in the early turn of the century, women have fought for equality on a global scale. It is our great pleasure to enjoy the benefits from the fights and sacrifices of notable women around the world and across the centuries In honor of Women’s Day, take this chance to discuss with your children the amazing achievements available to us because of the accomplishments and sacrifices of women past.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (b. 1815) Abolitionist and activist, author of the Declaration of Sentiments. She was a firm believer in women’s need to undo the centuries of atrocities committed by men.
Anna Julia Cooper (b 1858) The fourth African American woman to earn a Phd. Author, educator. Fought to take classes in Physics, Greek and Math with other men rather than taking the “Ladies Courses,” involving sewing, baking, etc.
Ella Fitzgerald – (b. 1917) Known as ‘The First Lady of Song, Ella made her way from the nation’s poorest neighborhood to 13 Gramys and 40 million records.
Mother’s of the Disappeared – A group of women and social protesters who overturned a regime with silent protests for their disappeared familiy members during the first March of the Resistance against the Argentine military dictatorship that governed the country between 1976 and 1983.
Victoria Woodhull (b. 1838) – First woman to run for President, center of a scandal that rocked the nation