Because I ran out of time today, here are a couple of birthdays to celebrate via the National Women’s History Project:
- March 24, 1826 (1898) — Matilda Joslyn Gage, suffragist, women’s rights and Native American rights activist, historian, founding member of the National Woman Suffrage Association. Read more about her here, where I found out she was also the mother-in-law of L. Frank Baum, author of the “Oz” books.
- March 24, 1912 — Dorothy Height, served more than 40 years as president of the National Council of Negro Women. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell issued a proclamation to declare today “Dorothy Irene Height Day” to commemorate her accomplishments.
There are a bunch of awesome women who were born March 25, too, so I promise there will be a longer post tomorrow to honor them!