Women on 20s: The Other Side



Many of you told us last spring that one woman was not enough to tell the story of women’s contributions throughout history, so we commissioned the vignette above.  We personally shared “The Other Side” with the Treasurer along with our petition and results from our first campaign naming Harriet Tubman the portrait side winner.  Each of the people pictured above worked tirelessly to build the foundation for many of the rights women hold today: the right to own property, to an education, to vote, to be part of the democracy, to have safety from persecution. Most of all, they called for the same constitutional rights as men to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  Many have built upon these basics since 1920, yet we still have a way to go.  It is our hope to continue to build on this foundation now, so women who follow us will see the day we achieve true gender and racial equality.

Many of you entered and guessed who was featured and won cool Women on 20's gear.

Now if you want to test yourself, give it a go and list them for yourself! The answers can be found here


Name the People on The Other Side (left to right)

See below for hints!
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5. 11.
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•Born in 19th C America this hero, like all women were denied a formal education because of their gender. Nonetheless this woman earned a reputation as the best-read person in New England, male or female, and became the first woman allowed to use the library at Harvard College in 1843 wrote a book as an advocate of women's rights and, in particular, women's education and the right to employment. She also encouraged many other reforms in society, including prison reform and abolition.
•These 4 heroes were in the Women On 20s primary and garnered over 200,000 votes
• Born in 1738, she was a Beloved Woman of the Cherokee who worked as a peace negotiator, ambassador, and leader of the Women's Council of Clan Representatives.
• Born in 1813, she escaped slavery to become an abolitionist speaker and published novelist. Her autobiographical novel was one of the first to address the struggles of female slaves.
•This woman was a mentor to the woman who celebrated her 200th birthday on Nov 12th, and also featured on The Other Side. They travelled to England together, where they were not allowed to sit with the men at the World Anti-Slavery convention.