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Jane Addams

Jane Addamsby Cat Clark Jane Addams (1860-1935) exemplified activism dedicated to creating holistic solutions to the challenges faced by real people. Inspired in part by the Toynbee Hall settlement house in London’s East End, where university graduates lived in community with working class and poor people, Jane Addams and Ellen Starr founded their own settlement …

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Susan B. Anthony’s Revolution

Susan B. Anthony’sRevolutionby Cat Clark Among her many forms of activism, Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) was the proprietor and business manager of the early feminist newspaper The Revolution. From the very beginning, The Revolution had a known policy that “no quack or immoral advertisements [for patent medicines] will be admitted,” though these ads were a large source of …

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Dr. Charlotte Denman Lozier

  Dr. Charlotte Denman Lozierby Cat Clark Dr. Charlotte Denman Lozier was just about 25 years old when she called for the arrest of a man who tried to procure an abortion — and caused enforcement of a law that had been but a dead letter. At the same time, Dr. Lozier offered help to …

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Eleanor Kirk

Eleanor KirkBy Cat Clark One of the strongest suffragist voices for the rights of the unborn in the 19th century was Eleanor Kirk, a novelist whose husband deserted her after a decade of physical abuse and infidelity. In both her novel and in her essays, Kirk castigated abortion doctors and argued passionately for the rights of …

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