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Brown, Olympia

Born: 1835 AD
Died: 1926 AD
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1835 – Born on January 5th in Prarie Ronde, Michigan. American minister and social reformer, an active campaigner for woman suffrage and one of the first American women whose ordination was sanctioned by a full denomination.

1850 – She was educated locally and became a schoolteacher when she was 15 years old.

1860 – Brown graduated from Antioch and after much resistance, managed to enter St. Lawrence Seminary.

1863 – She became the first woman to be ordained as a minister of the church.

1867 – Founder member of the New England Woman’s Suffrage Association.

         – She joined Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott  and Lucy Stone in Kansas where Negro suffrage and woman suffrage were to be decided by popular vote.

1878 – The president of National Woman Suffrage Association in Wisconsin.

         – Became the pastor at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Racine.

1893 – She managed her husband’s printing business.

1920 – She was one of the women who took part in the march on the Republican Convention in Chicago.

         – She later joined Alice Paul’s Congressional Union, living an active and independent life until her death.

1926 – Olympia Brown died in Baltimore on October 23rd.

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