Women peacemakers born today
1822 Emily Annette Taylor born Havre, France (d. 1904). Quaker abolitionist delegate to first World's Anti-Slavery Convention London 1840; active suffragist; educated her son Frederick, who became "Father of management efficiency."
1839 Hannah Johnston Bailey born Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, NY (d. 1923). Quaker head of Peace & Arbitration Department of Women's Christian Temperance Union, 1887-1916. Editor of two peace publications, Pacific Banner and The Acorn, 1889-1895. Member of Women’s Peace Party and WILPF.
1852 Clara Zetkin born Weiderau, Saxony (d. 1933). German Communist leader. As oldest member of Reichstag, she opposed Hitler.
1876 Marie-Louise Puech born Castres, France (d. 1966). French feminist; pacifist. General secretary (and later president) of Union Féminine Française pour la Société des Nations, 1920. Helped rescue Jewish refugees in France during WWII.
1898 Zelda Popkin born Brooklyn, NY (d. 1983). Author.
1899 Anna Arnold Hedgeman born Marshalltown, IA (d. 1990). Nonviolent black activist and educator; co-organizer of March on Washington 1963; first woman in New York City cabinet 1954.
1905 Madeleine Sylvain-Bouchereau born Port-au-Prince, Haiti (d. 1970). Haitian sociologist, lawyer and feminist; international educator; actively opposed US occupation. First woman to run for Senate 1957; arrested by Duvalier, and exiled.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1909 First Suffragist Hunger Strike in Britain by Marion Dunlap, 91 hours.
1915 Jane Addams spoke at Carnegie Hall after trip to Europe. "This war was an old man's war; that the young men who were dying, the young men who were doing the fighting, were not the men who wanted the war."
2007 “Women Making Air Waves of Peace” Engendering Peace Journalism, Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines.
2011 Fartuun Adan founded Sister Somalia rape crisis center, Mogadishu.
2013 Dr. Alaa Murabit began Noor campaign in Libya to spread Koran’s message of nonviolence.