National Women's Month March 2017

Elizabeth Blackwell 1821 - 1910 (age 89)

Top Large- This what Blackwell looked like from about 1900-1910 Bottom Left - This is the Elizabeth Blackwell Monument in New York where she went to college

Elizabeth Blackwell was the first women in the United States to graduate from medical schools and get a medical degree in the United States. She was also the first women on the UK Medical Register. She talked to John Dickinson and he was impressed, so he let her use the books in his study. Most people said she should go study in Paris or dress up as a man. She refused saying she was intellectually inferior because she was a woman and the she might prove equal to the task. In the Us she went to Hobart College.

If society Will not admit of woman's free development, then society must be remodeled.

Alice Hamilton 1869 - 1970 (age 101)

Alice Hamilton was the first women to work at Harvard University. She was one of the first people to study toxicology, studying the dangerous effects of metals and chemical compounds in the human body. She was appointed governor of the Illinois Commission on Occupational Diseases. Because of her cautions and studies Illinois passed a new law requiring employers to take more precautions. She was also very active in the women's rights and peace movements.

Every article I wrote in those days, every speech I made, is full of pleading for the recognition of lead poisoning as a real serious medical problem

Jane Goodall 1934 - present (age 82)

Jane Goodall is a primatologist, meaning she studies primates, and UN Messenger of Peace. Goodall is named the world's expert on chimpanzees. Founder of Jane Goodall Institiute and Roots and Shoots. She has served on the Nonhuman Rights Project since 1996, when it was founded.

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.

Dorothea Puckett 1921-2010 (age 88)

Dorothea was a painter. She taught painting for 67 years. She taught me to paint when I was 7. She was also very active in her church (which was in Brazil, Indiana), while in this church she was a nursery worker, vocation bible schools teacher, and a Sunday school teacher. She was too old for her to come to us so we went to her. Every big holiday like, thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, etc. She had fingers like mine, missing the middle knuckle is her middle finger, ring finger, and pinkie finger

Now pay attention to what I'm saying.

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