Finishing up Celebrating Women’s National History Month

01 Apr Finishing up Celebrating Women’s National History Month

In honor of Women’s National History Month, which was last month, we wanted to highlight some of the individuals of the past who were recognized at the National Women’s History Alliance event on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Hamilton Restaurant in Washington, DC. (source)

Peace Pilgrim, Spiritual Leader and Peace Activist.  Peace Pilgrim was a non-denominational spiritual leader, pacifist, and vegetarian activist. In 1953 she started a cross country personal pilgrimage for peace. She stopped counting miles in 1962 when she marked 25,000 miles and was on her seventh cross country march when she died in 1981.

Mary Burnett Talbert, Anti-lynching activist, Orator, and Suffragist.  Mary Burnett Talbert was a founder of both the Niagara Movement in 1905 and its successor the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1910. It was through the NAACP that Mary Talbert became a leader in the anti-lynching movement. Talbert and the Anti-Lynching Crusaders publicized the horrors of lynching and provided a focus for campaign fundraising.