Monday, September 23, 2013

Fact of the Day: Olympia Brown

The first female minister of a major church was Olympia Brown. Not only was she a minister of the Universalist church, but also one of the leading advocates for women's suffrage. She lived to see the passage of the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote in America. 

13 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Great.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Great to see a woman in these positions!

Unknown said...

She's my heroe!

Nico

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Christine said...

wow great woman.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Some people are really ahead of their time aren't they? These folks are among the most courageous people who've ever lived.

Pat Hatt said...

She knew what had to be done

Emmylou said...

Very cool. Sad to admit I've never heard of her til now.

A Beer for the Shower said...

A great pioneer that not nearly enough people have heard of.

Pilar Domínguez said...

I haven´t heard about her. Very interesting to know this woman. Kisses:)

Natasha said...

Wow...it's sad to admit I hadn't heard of her until this post, especially considering the great thing she did. - Tasha xxx

Rakel said...

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Theresa Mahoney said...

I've never heard of her before. I'm sure she was a great lady though!

Teddi said...

go olivia!