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Phoebe Hawn was one of fourteen women who walked 295 miles from New York City to Washington DC in 1913 as part of a suffrage demonstration. The hike to DC began on February 12, 1913, Lincoln’s birthday. Hundreds of people joined the march at points along the way. The fourteen women who walked the entire route and the two who joined the march in Philadelphia wore long brown capes as shown in the photo above.

HAWN, MISS PHOEBE. SUFFRAGETTE HIKER

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Harriet Quimby was the first woman to gain a pilot's license in the United States in 1911.

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Amy Johnson, English aviator 1903-1941 One of the first women to gain a pilot's licence, Johnson won fame when she flew solo from Britain to Australia in 1930. Her dangerous flight took 17 days. Later she flew solo to India and Japan and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic East to West, she volunteered to fly for The Women's Auxiialry Air Force in WW2, but her plane was shot down over the River Thames and she was killed

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Hazel Ying Lee was the first Chinese American woman to fly for the United States military.

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Brave women have fought for women's equality since 1848. Our right to vote wasn't even won until 1920, and there is so much more. The history of women's rights is long and rich with brave women and important gains. There is still a very long way to go before women are truly equal in this country. Sadly, the 'fight' is far from over.

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Empowering women everywhere

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Suffragettes ~ 1911 - thank God for these brave women!

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