5 on Friday: Women in US History
In honor of women’s history month, a 5 on Friday filled with some interesting females, a favorite topic of mine!
Alice Ramsey- In 1909, she became the first woman to drive solo across the United States- it took her 59 days!
Susanna Madora Salter: The first female mayor in the United States, elected in Argonia, Kansas, in 1887.
Beatrice Turner: An artist who never married so of course people think she is a recluse ( she wasn’t), but she did have some weird habits and eccentric behaviors. I only recently learned about this woman and am anxious to learn more.
Sara Delano Roosevelt: Mother to FDR. The entire Roosevelt family is fascinating to me ( check out Ken Burns documentary on them), but FDR’s mother is quite an interesting character. FDR was certainly her prized child and she made Eleanor Roosevelt’s life quite difficult at times.
Patsy T. Mink: First woman of color and first Asian American woman in US Congress- and from Hawai’i! She was one of the main legislators responsible for the passage of Title IX in 1972.