Jessie Ackermann Starting Point: 1857, Frankfort, Illinois

Activist, author, public lecturer

“We are always longing to be something we are not; reaching for things just beyond our grasp; trying to climb to heights we can never attain.”
  • Began her first “world tour” in 1889 as a missionary for the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. Became the president of the Union’s Australia chapter in 1891.
  • Circumnavigated the world 8 times by 1920 and slept in 2,700 beds.
  • Notable work: The World Through A Woman’s Eyes; Australia From a Woman’s Point of View
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