Women peacemakers born today
1869 Alice Hamilton born New York, NY (d. 1970). Physician; pioneer in industrial toxicology. Co-founded WILPF, 1915; went on peace mission to capitals of belligerent nations with Jane Addams; US representative to League of Nations Health Committee. Opposed Cold War and Vietnam War.
1917 Alona Elizabeth Evans born Providence, RI (d. 1980). International lawyer; expert on terrorism and extradition. Professor at Wellesley College, 1945; first female president of American Society of International Law, 1972.
1930 Joanne Woodward born Thomasville, GA. Academy Award-winning actress; peace activist. Co-founded non-profit organization Another Mother for Peace in opposition to the Vietnam War, 1967.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1910 Third celebration of National Women's Day, New York City. Billed as, "an anticipation day," women gathered outside Carnegie Hall to sing "La Marseillaise."
1960 Diane Nash arrested at the Nashville Sit-In, marking the beginning of the nonviolent sit-in movement.