Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, First Female Superintendent

Title

Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, First Female Superintendent

Description

I believe in it ..[equal suffrage for women]. I have not been an active suffragist because I have kept so busily to my own line, but I realize that, had it not been for Susan B. Anthony and the other women who were the pioneers in woman's cause, it would not have been possible for me to teach in any more than the one room where I began.

 First female superintendent, Chicago public schools, supports woman suffrage
 
At age 15 Ella took the certification examination to become a teacher and passed but was told she was too young to be a teacher. Dr. Young received her PhD in 1900.she was superintendent of schools of Chicago from 1909 until her resignation in 1915. She also served on the Board of Education for the State of Illinois from 1888 to 1913 and was the first woman in America to head a large city school system. In 1910-1911, the membership of the National Education Association elected Dr. Young  its first woman president.

Creator

The Library of Congress

Date

1910

Source

http://memory.loc.gov/master/rbc/rbcmil/scrp6013901/001.jpg

Rights

(Source: Ella Flagg Young. (2011, November 24). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 19:39, October 12, 2012, from http://bit.ly/THD3QZ)

Publisher

The Library of Congress

Contributor

The Library of Congress

Format

Medium: Photograph.

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Ella Flagg Young, Female Superintended, Women's Suffrage, Women, Chicago, Illinois, National Education Association

Coverage

Historic

Files

http://memory.loc.gov/master/rbc/rbcmil/scrp6013901/001.jpg

Reference

The Library of Congress, Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, First Female Superintendent, The Library of Congress, 1910

Cite As

The Library of Congress, “Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, First Female Superintendent,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed July 22, 2024, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/336.