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Summer 2020 Woman of the Week posts: July 2020

Rowena Woodham Jelliffe (July 6)



Jigsaw puzzle:

Rowena Woodham Jelliffe jigsaw puzzle

Doris Stevens (July 13)


Above photo:  Infographic depicting the information about Doris Stevens written in this post.   Doris Stevens, OC Class of 1911  Doris Stevens was born Dora Caroline Stevens in Omaha, Nebraska. She was an American suffragist and women’s legal rights advocate.   Born October 26, 1888; Died March 22, 1963  A.B., Oberlin College, 1911  Held several leadership positions in the National Women’s Party, including legislative chairman, vice chairman of the NY branch, and as a member of the executive committee  Spearheaded the creation of the Inter-American Commission of Women, an organization within the Organization of American States  Served as vice-president of the Lucy Stone League from 1951-1963  Stevens was portrayed by Laura Fraser in the 2004 film Iron Jawed Angels  MAJOR MILESTONES  1917- Began picketing campaign outside the White House with the Silent Sentinels  1920- Published Jailed for Freedom, her firsthand account of her involvement with the National Women’s Party  1931- Became the first female member of the American Institute of International Law

Coloring pages

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Doris Stevens coloring page

Doris Stevens coloring page

Doris Stevens coloring page


Further reading:

  1. Stevens, Doris. 1920. Jailed for Freedom. New York: Boni and Liveright.

Lucy Stone (July 20)

Above photo:  Infographic depicting the information about Lucy Stone written in this post.  Lucy Stone, OC Class of 1847  Born in West Brookfield, Massachusetts, Stone was the eighth of nine children. She went on to become a leading abolitionist and suffragist.   Born August 13, 1818; Died October 18, 1893  A.B., Oberlin College, 1847  First woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree  Hired by William Lloyd Garrison, Stone wrote and delivered speeches for the Anti-Slavery Society  First married woman in the United States to keep her birth name  Helped form the American Equal Rights Association  MAJOR MILESTONES  1850- Organized the first National Women’s Rights Convention in Worcester, Massachusetts  1869- Established the American Woman Suffrage Association with Julia Ward Howe, T.W. Higgins, Henry Browne Blackwell, and others  1870- Founded the women’s rights periodical Woman’s Journal with husband Henry Browne Blackwell


Coloring book
Note: Lucy Stone's profile starts on p. 47 of this book, but read about all of the other amazing women who are featured here as well!

Remember the Ladies coloring book

Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates (Telling Her Stories)

Further reading:

  1. McMillen, Sally G. 2015. Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Elizabeth Doerschuk O’Bear (July 27)

Above photo: Infographic depicting the information about Elizabeth Doershuk O’Bear written in this post.  Elizabeth Doerschuk O’Bear, OC Class of 1931  Born in 1909, Elizabeth Doerschuk excelled at the German language and devoted her life to social work and education.  Born 1909; Died 1984  B.A., Oberlin College, 1931; M.A., Oberlin College, 1932; Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1954  Worked as a home visitor in the Cuyahoga County Relief Association  Taught for Drury College, Alfred University, and Otterbein College  President of the Modern Language section of the Ohio College Association  Every year, Otterbein University awards the Dr. Elizabeth Doerschuk O’Bear Award to a full-time student(s) who has been an outstanding student of Foreign Language  MAJOR MILESTONES  1935- Begins training in social work at the Ohio State University School of Social Administration  World War II- Staff aide for the American Red Cross in U.S. and overseas army hospitals  1960- Chairman of the Language Department at Otterbein College

Further reading:

  1. O'Bear, Elizabeth Doerschuk. 1953. "The Significance of France in the Writings of Heinrich Mann." The Ohio State University.