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They helped build it and make it what it is," Watkins said in a recent phone interview. Watkins hopes that in the future, Utah children will learn about these women and others in school.
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Charlotte Godbe Kirby When earnest women can strike hands in fellowship and clasp them around the world in united effort, then … will men accept us as the power we have it in us to be," Kirby wrote in an newspaper column. Jennie Froiseth Another Utah woman prominent in the suffragist movement — she was friends with Julia Ward Howe and other national suffragists — the Irish-born Jennie Froiseth also organized the first women's literary club in Salt Lake City and was a passionate anti-polygamist.
Emma McVicker Utah's first and only for another years female state superintendent of schools, Emma McVicker worked her whole career to advance education for children and women. Anthony and Rev. Anna Shaw when they came to Utah in Emily Richards When women in Utah first received the vote inprominent suffragette Emily Richards wrote for the Deseret News, "The work is but begun; the cause is in its merest infancy.
That which remains to be done opens up before us in an almost endless vista. In a far away promised land we behold a perfected state wherein the heart and hand and intelligence of woman contribute their full share. With the help of Margaret Caine, Richards founded the Utah Woman Suffrage Association and worked to help Utah women gain entrance into national Women from utah suffrage groups. Hannah Kaaepa InKaaepa went with other Utah suffragists to Washington, D. There, she spoke on behalf of Hawaiian women in support of Queen Liliuokalani, the Hawaiian Kingdom's deposed queen and Kaaepa's personal family friend.
Helen Papanikolas The daughter of Greek immigrants, historian Helen Papanikolas dedicated much of her life to gathering stories from Utah immigrants and other marginalized groups. Alice Kasai Human rights advocate and civil rights leader Alice Kasai dedicated her life to advancing the conditions and lives of Japanese Americans and other marginalized groups in Utah.
After he was released, the couple worked to found the International Peace Gardencompleted inand the Sister City Projectwhich initially started as a student exchange program with Matsumoto, Japan, and now includes five additional cities. Mae Timbimboo Parry Utah native and Shoshone tribal historian Mae Timbimboo Parry was a powerful and visionary voice for her tribe.
She recorded as many stories as she could collect from her tribal elders and family members, helping to tell different sides of important historical events. Parry served on the White House Council for Indian Tribal Affairs that worked to facilitate and coordinate federal programs and resources for her tribe and others. In addition to her community and tribal work, she also was named "Utah Honorary Mother of the Year" in Barbara Toomer Barbara Toomer started her career as a nurse, but after contracting polio and subsequently being confined to a wheelchair, Toomer became a passionate advocate for the rights of people with disabilities.
Co-founder of the Utah Independent Living Center, she also helped organize Advocates for Utah Handicapped and was heavily involved with Americans Disabled for Accessible Public Transit, working to organize nonviolent protests for the Utah Transit Authority to be accessible to people with disabilities.
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During one protest, participents chained themselves to local buses, forcing all bus routes in Salt Lake to shut down. Toomer continued to fight for these rights despite being jailed at least 35 times. Start your day with the top stories you missed while you were sleeping.
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