WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE PARADE
In 1913, the Women’s Suffrage Parade in Washington, DC, gathered over 8,000 women to demand a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to vote.
Beatrice Wood, an artist and studio potter involved in the Avant Garde movement in the United States, was born today in 1893. She was referred to as the “Mama of Dada.”
Isabel Bishop, an artist who often featured young, lower-middle class office workers as subjects, was born today in 1902. She was honored with the Outstanding Achievement in the Arts Award by President Carter in 1979.
Margaret Bonds, a composer and pianist, was born today in 1913. She was one of the first black composers and performers to gain recognition in the United States.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, considered one of the world’s greatest female athletes, was born today in 1962.
Sarah Rector was born today in 1902. She was an African American member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, best known for being the “richest colored girl in the world.” Given her wealth, the Oklahoma Legislature declared her to be a White person, so that she would be allowed to travel in first-class accommodations on the railroad, as befitted her position.
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