Women’s History, January 12

12 Jan

January 12, 1932, Hattie Wyatt Caraway (D-Arkansas) is the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate. She was the first woman to chair a Senate Committee.

On the wrong side of history: The US House of Representatives rejected the Suffrage Proposal on January 12, 1915.

Happy Birthday, Caroline Severance, early suffragist, social reformer; co-founded the American Woman Suffrage Association (1869); first woman to register to vote in California (1911).

January 12, 1965, Lorraine Hansberry dies at age 34.  Hansberry was best known for her play, A Raisin in the Sun.

Lorraine Hansberry: A Raisin in the Sun

 

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