“There is an odd side to all reformers, to all who are pursuing a new idea earnestly, that is very whimsical.” -Elizabeth Blackwell, 1895

Elizabeth Blackwell

“There is an odd side to all reformers, to all who are pursuing a new idea earnestly, that is very whimsical.” -Elizabeth Blackwell, 1895

Happy birthday to Elizabeth Blackwell, the first American woman to graduate from medical school. Elizabeth was born on February 3, 1821.

Elizabeth Blackwell is one of the suffragists featured in the first Ask a Suffragist book, Stories and Wisdom from America’s First Feminists, launching in Spring 2019.

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April Young Bennett

April Young Bennett is the author of the Ask a Suffragist book series, host of the Religious Feminism Podcast and a writer for the Exponent II. For more information about April, see aprilyoungb.com

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“There is an odd side to all reformers, to all who are pursuing a new idea earnestly, that is very whimsical.” -Elizabeth Blackwell, 1895