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Change in society happens in many ways. Learn more about the impact women have made in the Chicago area through fundraising, forging new career paths, creating art, protesting, and more.

January 10, 2021

The Silent Sentinels were a group of suffragists organized by the National Woman’s Party who began picketing outside the White House on January 10, 1917, in response to President Wilson’s dismissive suggestion that they “concert public opinion” about the vote.

November 11, 2020

Margaret Haley was a teacher, suffragist, and advocate for the rights of educators, serving as vice president of the Chicago Teachers Federation for much of her career.

November 10, 2020

Elizabeth Lindsay Davis not only took the motto of the National Association of Colored Women—“lifting as we climb”—as inspiration for the title of her book, she took it as her personal motto.

November 9, 2020

Mary Livermore dedicated her life to abolition, temperance, women’s suffrage, and supporting the Union during the Civil War.