Activist · Adeline Couzins · African American · Author · Carrie Nation · Celia · Civil War · Cole County · Edna Gellhorn · Fannie Hurst · Hall of Famous Missourians · Jefferson City · Kate Chopin · Suffrage · Temperence · Uncategorized · Virginia Minor · Voting Rights

Bustable Women

The Hall of Famous Missourians has been in the news recently, igniting debate over who should be honored in our state capitol. Here at Missouri Women, we like to imagine a fantasy Hall of Famous Missourians. One that would include a few more women. Like these ladies: Virginia Minor Maya Angelou Edna Gellhorn Fannie Hurst… Continue reading Bustable Women

Civil Rights Activist · Hannibal · Marion County · Marshfield · Molly Brown · Titanic · Voting Rights · Webster County

Molly Brown

Molly Tobin wanted to marry money, but she married J.J. Brown instead. "Finally, I decided that I'd be better off with a poor man whom I loved than with a wealthy one whose money had attracted me," she said. And it worked out well for her, J.J. Brown invented a system of shoring up mine walls and made millions. But before all that, Molly… Continue reading Molly Brown

Alma Nash · Arkoe · Marching Band · Maryville · Maye Shipps Corrough · Nodaway County · Suffrage · Teacher · Voting Rights

Alma Nash & Her Band

The women's suffrage parade of 1913 was a big deal. Women from all over the country descended on Pennsylvania Avenue and threw their cause in the face of all the men attending Wilson's inauguration the next day. As the women began to march, men started to harass. They marched amid jeers, taunts, grabs and shoves from men. Even the police didn't protect them,… Continue reading Alma Nash & Her Band

Bellefontaine Cemetery · Edna Gellhorn · St. Louis · Voting Rights · Walkless Talkless Parade · Washington University

Edna Gellhorn

Edna Gellhorn was an activist: when something needed changed, she worked on it. Lucky for her, she had resources  to help her, an activist mother, and a very supportive husband. She dabbled with food and sanitation issues before WWI, worked to ensure a safe milk supply for babies, and finally found her cause with women's voting rights. Simply put, she said "I… Continue reading Edna Gellhorn

Bellefontaine Cemetery · Old Courthouse of St. Louis · St. Louis · Virginia Minor · Voting Rights

Virginia Minor

Every woman who votes has Virginia Minor to thank for it. She launched the Woman Suffrage Association of Missouri in 1867, and five years later became a part of a nation-wide throwdown about women's rights. She first attempted to register to vote and when denied, her husband sued the St. Louis register of voters on… Continue reading Virginia Minor