American Social Leaders and Activists (American Biographies) by Neil A. Hamilton

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She attended Salem (Massachusetts) Normal School, after which she taught for six years. She then enrolled at Radcliffe College, from which she received a degree in psychology and education in 1902. 18 Andrews, John Bertram In 1908 Andrews founded the American School Peace League, dedicated to promoting peace by teaching international justice in public schools, and served as its executive director. She accomplished this during a time of increased interest in peace; more than 45 peace organizations were founded in the United States between 1900 and 1914.

Further Reading Brand, Johanna. The Life and Death of Anna Mae Aquash. Toronto: James Lorimer & Company, 1993. Matthiessen, Peter. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. New York: Viking, 1991. Avery, Rachel Foster (1858–1919) women’s suffragist Rachel Foster Avery, a friend and close associate of the suffragist SUSAN BROWNELL ANTHONY, worked to give women the right to vote. She was 26 Avery, Rachel Foster born Rachel Foster on December 30, 1858, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Quaker parents. In 1879 Foster attended the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) meeting as a delegate, where she met Anthony.

In 1930 she founded the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching (ASWPL). Lynchings of blacks by whites in the South had long been a part of the racist society; the hangings struck at the accused but also at the entire black community as whites attempted to control African Americans through fear. Whites argued that the lynchings almost always resulted from African-American rapes of white women. They claimed that black men were innately predatory toward white women, who had to be protected.

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