Living the Legacy:
The Women's Rights Movement 1848 - 1998.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that
ever has." That was Margaret Mead's conclusion after a lifetime of observing very diverse cultures around the world. Her
insight has been borne out time and again throughout the development of this country of ours. Being allowed to live life in an
atmosphere of religious freedom, having
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women were still less than three percent of our congressional
representatives. Today women hold only 11% of the seats in Congress, and 21% of the state legislative seats. Yet, in the face
of such small numbers, women have successfully changed thousands of local, state, and federal laws that had limited women's
legal status and social roles.
In the world of work, large numbers of women have entered the professions, the trades, and businesses of every kind. We