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Category: Women’s History

Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin: Ojibwe Lawyer and Suffragist

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

This Women’s History Month, we look back to women who worked to advance women’s suffrage. One such notable figure is Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin, who worked to advance the rights of Native peoples and women, particularly Indigenous women.   Born in 1863 in Pembina, North Dakota as a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of …

Head and shoulders portrait of Clara Barton facing right with text at the bottom that says "Clara Barton From portrait taken in Civil War and Authorized by her as the one she wished to be remembered by"

Clara Barton and the Geneva Convention

Posted by: Sarah Friedman

Clara Barton is well known as the “angel of the battlefield,” who tended to wounded soldiers during the Civil War, but she also played an important role in the United States’ entry into an international treaty. Following the Geneva Conference of 1863, the first treaty of the Geneva Convention was ratified by 12 nations in …

Dr. Mabel Ping Hua Lee’s Push for Suffrage

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month, when the Law Library celebrates the accomplishments that Asian and Pacific Islander Americans have made to American history, society and law. Dr. Mabel Ping Hua Lee, a twentieth-century Chinese American economist, was also a suffragist and a women’s rights advocate who worked within the Chinese American community …