ERIC Number: ED365617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Iowa Women of Achievement.
Ohrn, Deborah Gore, Ed.
Goldfinch, Iowa History for Young People, v15 n2 Win 1993
This issue of the Goldfinch highlights some of Iowa's 20th century women of achievement. These women have devoted their lives to working for human rights, education, equality, and individual rights. They come from the worlds of politics, art, music, education, sports, business, entertainment, and social work. They represent Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and European Americans. The first woman featured is Carrie Chapman Catt, who served for 51 years as an officer in either a state or national group supporting women's suffrage. Seven of those years she was president of the largest national group, the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The next woman highlighted is Edna Williams Griffin, a black woman who dedicated much of her life to civil rights and peace organizations. The third article tells of Cora Bussey Hillis and her work to support children's rights. The fourth woman recognized is Pauline Humphrey, the first black woman to own and operate her own cosmetology school in Iowa. Maria Running Moccasins Pearson, an elder of the Yankton Sioux, is highlighted for her work for Indian rights. She was responsible for the first law in the United States enacted to protect ancient burial sites. The next woman featured is Mary Louise Smith, a political worker who in 1974 served as the chair of the Republican National Committee. The last woman described is Ruth Suckow, a writer whose fiction portrayed women as strong and independent. This issue includes a game quiz testing familiarity with the women featured and a comic strip. (DK)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Feminism, Local History, Social Action, Social Studies, Womens Education, Womens Studies
Goldfinch, State Historical Society of Iowa, 402 Iowa Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240-1806 ($10/4 issues).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Historical Society, Iowa City.
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