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On the Lines: American Women In Action
Famous U.S. Women
"These women went beyond being back stage and took steps to make things happen (and get famous for doing something brave, illegal, intelligent, unspeakable). Which of them do you know?"
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Who was the powerful woman of mixed racial backgrounds who was a tireless fighter for women's rights, worker's freedom and personal liberty from the control of the bosses?
This radical had a violent relationship with her father. She and her intimate companion, anarchist Alexander Berkman, decided that to assassinate Henry Clay Frick as "an act of propaganda by the deed." (Yes, there is a real similarity to what Parsons said. Goldman called it "propaganda by deed.") Frick survived and Berkman was put in jail. This radical went on to found "Mother Earth," distributed information about birth control, had mixed relationships with the Bolshevik Revolution and, later in her life, became an iconic figure of cultural radicalism.
Lizzie Swank Holmes
Who was the first First Lady to hold her own weekly press conferences?
Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt
Who was called "Little Sure Shot" by Chief Sitting Bull?
What famous African-American woman was not allowed to sing at the Constitution Hall with the Daughters of the American Revolution?
What was the name of the woman who became the first women doctor of medicine in the U.S. in order, as she said it, to have an alternative to marriage?
Sarah Raymond Herndon
Esther Pohl Lovejoy
What was the woman's name of the person who enlisted in the American Civil War as Jack Williams? Additionally, it is said that she walked over her husband's dead body when she received commands to move elsewhere.
Loreta Janeta Velazquez
What super famous woman outlaw, whose name is forever associated with her partner, is supposed to have said after that partner got shot, "Look his head is bouncing all over the place"?
Who became the first American woman rabbi?
Ernestine Louise Rose
Sally Jean Priesand
Who is the painter known for paintings of mothers and children? She was known to refuse to flirt with judges to try to gain their favor. Some of her painting show people reading. One of her famous paintings is called "Children on the Beach" and "Reading Le Figaro."
What word was Elizabeth Cady Stanton the first to take out of the marriage vows?
Who was the first American woman banker to address the American Institute of Banking in 1918? Among other things, she said that success was not so much a matter of gender as of ability.
Who was the first dancer to ever dance at the White House? Some have compared her dancing to Stravinsky's innotations in music.
Ruth St Denis
Who was the underappreciated First Lady who wrote "Wildflowers Across North America"? She fought hard for The Highway Beautification Act of 1965.
Lady Bird Johnson
Who was the writer of plays and novels who also became a diplomat to Italy during the Eisenhower Administration?
Claire Booth Luce
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Compiled Dec 12 13