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A quick biography that highlights a few very important occasions within the lifetime of the fellow who used to be President through the Civil battle.

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She was arrested, put on trial, and found guilty of illegal voting. She was not allowed to testify in her own defense because she was female, and was ordered to pay a fine of $100. She never paid it. Women got the vote in the United States in 1920. Neither Sojourner or Anthony lived to see it. "You deserve no Empire. You have. " 1879 – 1949 There was little about Sarojini Naidu that appeared revolutionary. She was a poet who loved to dress in colorful clothes and clinging silk saris. ” Yet Sarojini was courageous enough to stand weaponless before enemies who were armed.

Her enemies said she should have kept to her place as a woman. Today, however, it is clear that Olympe de Gouges created history by writing an extensive document demanding women be given exactly the same rights as men. These demands are said to be the first of their kind; she made them more powerfully and completely than anyone else before. But she also recklessly challenged the political leaders of her time, which cost her her life. Before Olympe A few women in France and England argued for women’s equality, although not as boldly as Olympe, starting as early as the 1400s.

Over the next several years, the Naidus had four children. Sarojini continued to write, and her first volume of poetry, The Golden Threshold, published in 1905, received good reviews. Sarojini was encouraged to be herself – be Indian – in her poems. This first collection, and all those that followed, reflected that advice. ” Many of her poems were about the people of India: farmers, snake-charmers, and traveling singers – the type of people she would have met as a child. The caste system When Sarojini turned to a political life, she campaigned against the caste system, and especially the degrading treatment of people called Untouchables.

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