“I long to hear that you have declared an independency. And, by the way, in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.” —To John, M March 31, 1776
In celebration of Women’s History Month 2016 The Georgia Federation of Democratic Women’s chapter The 9th District Democratic Women’s Network solicited and collected a number of original biographies and sketches of women, especially Georgians, of history,.The profiles and vignettes feature women who surmounted the challenges of cultural and legal obstacles and cleared segments of the path to a woman’s full rights to self-determination.
This is an archive of that section that is no longer a part of the 9th District Democratic Women’s Network website. To access each profile/vignette, hover the mouse hand over the menu item “Pathfinders” for drop down menu. Left click to select.