As Soroptimists of Huntington Beach we continue to work to empower women and girls.
Throughout March, Women’s History Month, we celebrated the achievements of women throughout history and acknowledged special days and events like, International Women’s Day, March 8…
Although March is singled out as Women’s History Month, women continue to make history every day of every year.
And, as we close out this incredibly special month, we would like to share just a few stories of some of these amazing women.
Emmeline Pankhurst, (14 July 1858 – 14 June 1928) was a British political activist. She is best remembered for organizing the UK suffragette movement and helping women win the suffering right to vote in 1928. Time named her as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, stating that “she shaped an idea of objects for our time” and “shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back”. (source: Wikipedia)
“I would rather be a rebel than a slave.”
Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross, c. March 1822– March 10, 1913) was an American abolitionist and political activist. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 enslaved people, including family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. During the American Civil War, she served as an armed scout and spy for the Union Army. In her later years, Tubman was an activist in the movement for women’s suffrage. (source: Wikipedia)
“Slavery is the next thing to hell.” (Harriet Tubman, 1865)
Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright (born May 15, 1937) is an American politician and diplomat who served as the first female United States Secretary of State in U.S. history from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. (source: Wikipedia)
“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.”
Dolores Clara Fernández Huerta (born April 10, 1930) is an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Cesar Chavez, is a co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). (source: Wikipedia)
“We as women should shine light on our accomplishments and not feel egotistical when we do. It’s a way to let the world know that we as women can accomplish great things!”
Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg (born 3 January 2003) is a Swedish environmental activist who is internationally known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action against climate change.[Thunberg initially gained notice for her youth and her straightforward speaking manner, both in public and to political leaders and assemblies, in which she criticizes world leaders for their failure to take what she considers sufficient action to address the climate crisis.[source: Wikipedia)
“I’m not that special. I can’t convince everyone. I’m just going to do what I want to do and what will have most impact.”
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