Janet Rosenberg Jagan


Janet Rosenberg Jagan born Chicago, IL October 20, 1920. Socialist; jailed for Guyana's independence, 1954; UN delegate 1993; awarded Gandhi Peace Prize, 2003; first female president of Guyana, 1997.


"Women must join in the struggle to bring about political and socio-economic changes so that there will be equal opportunities for all, so that we can end unemployment, poverty and hunger, so that genuine democratic institutions can flourish, so that our women can be free and equal citizens in the countries in which they live." (Barbados, Sept. 1975; photo Daily Grand & Sundry)