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The shoemaker (late 19th century). Jan Matzeliger, born in 1852, immigrated to the US "at age 18 and went to work in a shoe factory in Philadelphia. Shoes then were hand made, a slow tedious process. Jan Matzeliger helped revolutionize the shoe industry by developing a shoe lasting machine that would attach the sole to the shoe in one minute."
It's hard to believe that not too long ago, women weren't allowed to vote in the US. Things have changed in the US and people belonging to minority groups worked hard to fight for the rights that I have today. I think it is important to exercise your right to vote and I believe it is my duty as a citizen to stay informed with what is going on in the government.
1911, Possibly Alice Paul and Lucy Burns who started N.W.A. after the N.A.W.S.A. wouldn't back them. This was after The Triangle Fire of 1911 in New York where 164 women and children as young as 11 were burned in the Ash Building because the door was locked and no one notified them about the fire.
Suffragettes protest 1913. Notice the "Suffragette look"