Belva Lockwood (1830-1917) Lawyer, politician, educator, author, suffragist, and the first woman to run for U.S. president
Clara Shortridge Foltz (1849-1934) was the first female lawyer on the West Coast. The Criminal Courts Building in downtown Los Angeles was renamed for her in 2002. She became a lawyer to support herself and her 5 children after her husband left them. She introduced the then-radical idea of a public defender for indigent criminal defendants, was active in the suffragist movement, and ran for governor at the age of 81.
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Group of Indian suffragettes in London, 1911
Ann Radcliffe (9 July 1764 – 7 February 1823) was an English author and a pioneer of the Gothic novel. Her style is romantic in its vivid descriptions of landscapes and long travel scenes, yet the Gothic element is obvious through her use of the supernatural. It was her technique of explained Gothicism, the final revelation of inexplicable phenomena, that helped the Gothic novel achieve respectability in the 1790s.
Benazir Bhutto: The Opposition leader 'martyred fighting for democracy'
Benazir Bhutto (born 1953, assassinated 2007) as an Oxford University student in 1973. She served as the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan in two non-consecutive terms. (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=twpin&utm_content=post342719&utm_campaign=scheduler_attribution)
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How wonderful to meet Bess of Hardwick at #womensdayderby thank you Gertie! @besscountess
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@I_W_M #WhatMyFamilyWore my Grandma Olive Marshall she was leading fire women Upminster #W11