Virginia "Maud" Dunlap Duncan (1873-1958) (Pharmacist) Born in Fayetteville, AR, Ms. Duncan attended high school in Fort Smith and the University of Arkansas. She was the second woman in Arkansas to receive a Certificate of Registration for Pharmacy (1906). She was publisher of the weekly Winslow American. In 1925, Ms. Duncan was elected mayor of Winslow, AR and headed the “Petticoat Government” (an all-woman town council). www.arkansaswomen.org
First African American women to vote in Ettrick, Virginia, 1920 • These women, left to right, are Eva Conner, Evie Carpenter, Odelle Green, Virginia Mary Branch, Anna Lindsay, Edna Colson, Edwina Wright, Johnella Frazer, and Nannie Nichols
Maud Duncan, often referred to as Arkansas's dean of women journalists, was a print shop owner and a publisher of The Winslow American newspaper. For more on Maud: http://libinfo.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/france.asp; http://libinfo.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/ead/transform.asp?xml=mc1560xsl=findingaid
"In 1967, Betty Mae Jumper became the first woman elected chair of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. She was the first woman to lead a major Native American tribe in the 20th century United States. Jumper was among the first Florida Seminoles to earn a high school diploma. She trained as a nurse and helped provide healthcare among the Seminoles, scattered in numerous camps from Indian River County to the Tamiami Trail."--State Library & Archives of Florida, on Flickr Commons
"TEACHING WOMEN A LESSON: Thus unfolded the 'Night of Terror' on Nov. 15, 1917, when the warden at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia ordered his guards to teach a lesson to the suffragists imprisoned there because they dared to picket Woodrow Wilson's White House for the right to vote. For weeks, the women's only water came from an open pail. Their food--all of it colorless slop--was infested with worms." This is what women had to fight for, so don't tell me feminism is 'irrelevant' to you.