Student Life Announcement
One of the most effective advocates for Native American Rights and well-being was Pauite Sarah Winnemucca whose efforts resulted in a government grant approving Indian land use in Nevada.
Madam C. J. Walker was the first African American woman in the United States to become a millionaire with her line of cosmetics for black women.
When arrested, tried, found guilty, and fined $100 for illegally VOTING in 1872, Susan B. Anthony vowed that she would not pay one dime of the fine, -and she never did!
When Coya Knutson of Oklee was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1954, she was the First Woman ever elected from the upper Midwest states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Iowa to serve in that body. It would be 46 years until the second woman, Betty McCollum, was elected to the House from the five upper Midwest states in 2000.
Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 by Kelsy Blowers