Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Olympia Brown

"The grandest thing has been the lifting up of the gates and the opening of the doors to the women of America, giving liberty to twenty-seven million women, thus opening to them a new and larger life and a higher ideal."

"The more we learn of science, the more we see that its wonderful mysteries are all explained by a few simple laws so connected together and so dependent upon each other, that we see the same mind animating them all."

Olympia Brown (1835-1926)

She is regarded as the first woman to graduate from a theological school, as well as becoming the first full time ordained minister. Furthermore, Brown was one of the few first generation suffragists who were able to vote with the passage of the 19th amendment.

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