Frances Willard, Women's Suffragist

Title

Frances Willard, Women's Suffragist

Description

Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left.
 
Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard (1839 –  1898) was an American educator, temperance reformer, and women's suffragist. Her influence was instrumental in the passage of the Eighteenth (Prohibition) and Nineteenth (Women Suffrage) Amendments to the United States Constitution. Willard became the national president of the World's Woman's Christian Temperance Union, or WWCTU, in 1879, and remained president for 19 years. She developed the slogan "Do everything" for the women of the WCTU to incite lobbying, petitioning, preaching, publication, and education. Her vision progressed to include federal aid to education, free school lunches, unions for workers, the eight-hour work day, work relief for the poor, municipal sanitation and boards of health, national transportation, strong anti-rape laws, and protections against child abuse

Creator

Library of Congress

Date

Unknown

Source

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Relation

For further exploration please visit http://www.franceswillardhouse.org/

Link: Library of Congress

Rights

Source: Frances Willard (suffragist). (2012, October 9). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 17:25, October 12, 2012, from http://bit.ly/SV7Kfi

Publisher

Library of Congress

Contributor

Library of Congress

Format

Medium: Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Frances Willard, Women, Women's Rights, Women's Suffrage, Education, Unions, Consumer Protection

Coverage

Historic

Files

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Reference

Library of Congress, Frances Willard, Women's Suffragist, Library of Congress, Unknown

Cite As

Library of Congress, “Frances Willard, Women's Suffragist,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed September 24, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/282.