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By Donna Langston

A to Z of yankee ladies Leaders and Activists good points U.S. govt officers, country and native officeholders in addition to suffragist leaders, women's liberation leaders, and leaders in different sociopolitical hobbies. uncomplicated biographical info is integrated in every one of just about a hundred and fifty entries, besides an in-depth research of every woman's achievements and contributions. This one-stop source contains feedback for extra interpreting and correct sites.

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She found soldiers lying in blood and filth, many suffering sunstroke and lack of water. Hospital floors were slimy with blood and body waste. S. ” She discarded her bulky hoopskirt for a plain one, so she could move more easily among the injured. ” When Barton lashed out at army personnel over the insufficient food and water the soldiers received, military authorities declared her to be a troublemaker, refused to give her access to army supplies, and took her tent away. Sanitary Commission nurses did exist, but Barton did not work with them because she did not want to be concerned with regulations regarding uniforms, supplies, and procedures.

Daisy Bates in the Desert. New York: Vintage Books, 1995. Calloway-Thomas, C. ” Journal of Black Studies 26, no. 5 (1996): 616. S. Civil Rights Commission Mary Frances Berry was the first African-American woman to serve as assistant secretary for education in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW). She was born on February 17, 1938, in Nashville, Tennessee, to Frances Southall Berry and George Ford Berry. Her childhood was marked by poverty and racial discrimination. She graduated with honors from Pearl High School in 1956 then worked her way through college as a laboratory technician.

In 1976, she marched with the Irish Peace People in Northern Ireland. In 1977, she appeared at a protest at Kent State University organized in response to official plans to build a gymnasium over the site where four students protesting the Vietnam War were shot by National Guardsmen in 1970. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Baez remained active in the nuclear freeze movement. In 1978, she gave several benefit concerts in California to defeat Proposition Six, which would have prevented openly gay people from teaching in public schools.

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