Suffragist - Julia Ward Howe

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Julia Ward Howe was a suffragist as well as a poet who wrote the words to "Battle Hymn of the Republic."

This image depicts how she appeared in History of Woman Suffrage, Volume 2, at page 793.  That work was published in 1887.

Mrs. Howe lived a long life.  Born on the 27th of May, in 1819, she died on the 17th of October, in 1910.  Her husband, Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, founded the Perkins School for the Blind (in Boston).

Among her many other contributions, she was the founder of the Association of American Women.  She was the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters (in 1908) and was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (in 1970).

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