Women of Courage Profiles
In 1989 the St. Lawrence County, NY Branch, AAUW researched and published Women of Courage, Ten North Country Pioneers in Profile. This booklet featured the stories of local women who had made an impact on the North Country and were pioneers in their fields, which included education, medicine, art, politics, and music. Since the original publication, the Branch has collected material for additional profiles. If you know of other women whose story should be told, contact the branch.
The Women of Courage Profiles website was chosen by EdHelper.com
as a Honor Roll Site in Nov. 2000!
- Olympia Brown, Determined Reformer
- Louise Fletcher Chase, Distinguished Citizen
- Julia Etta Crane, Pioneer Music Educator
- Gladys Ward Dunn, Compassionate Doctor
- Maud DeGan Graff, Music Missioner
- Rhoda Fox Graves, Pioneer Legislator
- Sally James Farnham, Accomplished Sculptress
- Marietta Holley, Best Selling Writer
- Eliza Kellas, Innovative Educator
- Sarah Raymond Koch, Young School Teacher
SOAR event focuses on “Ten Courageous North Country Women”
Path Breakers Interviews - videos conducted by students in Prof. Laura Ettinger's History Class at Clarkson University.
AAUW-St. Lawrence County Agents of Change
Florence Merriam Bailey, Pioneer Naturalist
Leonora Marie (Kearney) Barry, Labor Organizer
The Birth of Nurse-Midwifery in America
Carrie Chapman Catt, Suffragist
Minerva Chapman, Painter
The Cult of True Womanhood
Mary Cox, World War II Fly Girl
Early College Women: Determined to be Educated
Her Honor, the Mayor
Marie Curie, Remarkable Scientist
Marion Sanger Frank, Ogdensburg Suffragist
Jeanne Robert Foster, Adirondack Poet
Matilda Joslyn Gage, Women’s Rights Activist
The Grey Nuns of Ogdensburg, Founders of the Ogdensburg Hospital
Helen M. Hosmer, Music Educator
History of Suffrage, Jefferson County, New York
Timeline of the History Women in Sports and Title IX
The League of Women Voters, St. Lawrence County, New York
Martha Reben, Adirondack Writer
Dr. Lillie Rosa Minoka-Hill (1876-1952), the second American Indian woman in the United States to hold a Doctor of Medicine degree
Mother Marianne becomes an American saint. Mother Marianne opened and operated some of the first general hospitals in the United States, St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica, New York, in 1866 and St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, New York, in 1869.
Audrey Munson, Legacy of Beauty (1891-1996)
New York State Congresswomen's Biographies
Marjorie Lansing Porter (1891-1973)
Pioneer Women Educators, Potsdam Normal School
St. Lawrence County Family Court Judge Barbara R. Potter
Helen Rich And St. Lawrence County Suffrage
Linda Richards, America's First Trained Nurse
May Richmire, Massena Educator
Suffragette Anna Howard Shaw galvanizes America in historic Ogdensburg speech on June 21, 1915.
The Sisters of St. Joseph
Betty Steele’s photos captured Ogdensburg’s glory
Kateri Tekakwitha becomes North America’s first aboriginal saint. Known as “Lily of the Mohawks,” she was born in New York state in 1656.
Mary Edwards Walker, Civil War Doctor
Women in the Civil War, Five Nurses from St. Lawrence County
Women in Politics: Early Women Elected to the NYS Legislature
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