Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, labor leader, activist, and feminist played a leading role in the 1912 Lawrence strike
In the 1950s Bessie Guthrie sheltered girls who were the victims of domestic violence, abuse, drunkenness, homelessness and the welfare system. She ran a private half-way house at 97 Derwent Street where runaway girls could obtain support and receive unconditional love. She researched every aspect of the child-welfare system and crusaded for children's rights against its cruelty. She collected case histories; petitioned bureaucrats, journalists & politicians demanding changes & disclosure.
Maria Agnese Tribbioli, Italy - The Mother Superior of a convent in Florence - awarded the title "Righteous Among the Nations" by Yad Vashem for her role in hiding Jewish families from the Nazis in Florence.
Annie Kenney, - Suffragette who spent three days in prison for daring to ask Churchill and Sir Edward Grey if they believed women should have the right to vote. Neither man replied. MY Grandma - E Grey (Winley) was a suffragette
The Reverend William Cullen Wilcox was an American missionary to South Africa. With his wife, Ida Belle Clary Wilcox, he "adopted" John Dube, who was to be the first President of the African National Congress and the first black founder of a South African school. The Wilcoxes arranged for black South Africans to own land, and as a result they were driven out of South Africa in 1918.
Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn, feminist social reformer and a leader of the suffrage movement in the US. Alongside Margaret Sanger, she co-founded the organization that would become Planned Parenthood. She was the mother of Katharine Hepburn.
A woman models her marching costume for Chicago's suffrage parade, June The parade was held on June during the Republican National Convention in Chicago. More than suffrage supporters marched during a large rainstorm.