Educated, Activist Women Who Opened College Doors for the Rest of Us

April Young Bennett, author of Ask a Suffragist: Stories and Wisdom from America’s First Feminists, was invited to participate in the Ohio Women’s Activism blog series at the Ohio History Connection

Mary Church Terrell

Educated, Activist Women Who Opened College Doors for the Rest of Us

Shortly after publishing my book, Ask a Suffragist: Stories and Wisdom from America’s First Feminists, I was surprised when emails from middle and high school students started coming in. In retrospect it makes sense, but at the time, I didn’t know that an author is also a volunteer mentor for young students. Speaking to America’s young citizens about who came before them and how they will carry on that legacy is a privilege. I love to hear from male students, who understand that just as women’s rights are human rights, women’s history is human history, rich with information to benefit both women and men. I love to hear from female students, the beneficiaries of the work of generations of women and men who opened doors to make their education possible…

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Educated, Activist Women Who Opened College Doors for the Rest of Us by April Young Bennett
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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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