Katherine Switzer was the first woman to “illegally” participate in the 26 mile Boston Marathon. Although, this was not a part of the Olympic Games, it greatly compares due to the fact she, indeed, was the inspiration for many women entering the Olympic Games. In 1967 Katherine Switzer used the alias “K. Switzer” to enter the all-male Boston Marathon. When officials discovered that K. Switzer was actually Katherine Switzer they attempted to physically pull her from the race.
Besides the Olympics Morgan has a string of impressive competition standings; 2001 World Championships 2nd, 2002 U.S. Championship Floor Exercise 1st all around 4th, 2003 U.S. Championships Floor Exercise 1st All around 4th, 2003 Worl Championships team 2nd, 2004 World Cup Horizontal bar 1st and Floor Exercise 2nd, and 2008 U.S. Championships Floor Exercise 1st, Vault and Horizontal bar 3rd. Morgan was named to serve on the 2008 Olympic team. On July 4th 2008 the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) issued a warning to Morgan after tested positive for
Anthony. While Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a wife and mother, served as the writer and idea-person of the two, Susan B. Anthony, never married, was more often the organizer and the one who traveled, spoke widely, and bore the brunt of hostile public opinion. “…Susan B. Anthony, a militant lecturer for women’s rights, fearlessly exposed herself to rotten garbage and vulgar epithets.” 3 In 1872, in an attempt to claim that the constitution already permitted women to vote, Susan B. Anthony cast a test vote in Rochester, New York in the presidential election. She was arrested, charged with illegal voting, and found guilty, though she refused to pay the resulting fine and no attempt was made to force her to do so. “…I not only committed no crime, but, instead, simply exercised my citizen's right, guaranteed to me and all United States citizens by the National Constitution, beyond the power of any State to deny.”
Factors that helped shape the modern Olympic movement from 1892 to 2002 were social, economic and political factors. Sybil Newall from Great Britain competed in the 1908 games that were held in Great Britain. Only 2 percent of the athletes were women. The percentage went higher in 1992 from 2 percent to 29 percent. Hassiba Boulmerka an Algerian competitor, who competed in the 1992 games in Spain states that she wins give her confidence for all women in her country.
“Susan B Anthony” [online] Available http://www.surfnetkids.com/susanbanthony.htm M, Rebecha. “American Heroes: Susan B Anthony- Time Line Of Her Life” [online] Available http://www.mccsc.edu/~jcmslib/mlk/anthony/timeline.htm “Susan Brownell Anthony”[online] Available http://www.winningthevote.org/sbanthony.html “Susan B Anthony Quotes”[online] Available http://thinkexist.com/quotes/susan_b._anthony/ “Independence is happiness.” http://thinkexist.com/quotes/susan_b._anthony/ | | | Susan B Anthony was born February 15, 1820 near Adams Massachusetts. Susan B Anthony Died On March 13, 1906 Susan B Anthony attended Deborah Moulson's female seminary, which was a Quaker boarding school in 1837. In 1839, Susan B Anthony moved to Hardscabble with her family. In the 1850's Susan B Anthony meet Elizabeth Cady Stanton Susan B Anthony attended her first ever Women Right convention in 1852 in NY.
References About Gloria Allred | Influential California Lawyer | Women's Rights Attorney. (n.d.). Retrieved February 13, 2014, from http://www.gloriaallred.com/About-Ms-Allred/ Allred, G., & Rybak, D. C. (2006). Fight back and win: My thirty year fight against injustice and how you can win your own battles. New York: Regan Books.
At the same time as the Person’s Case, women’s suffrage movement was in full swing. Groups of dedicated women were fighting to gain the right to vote. By the end of the 1920s all women had already gained the right to vote in the federal election and also the provincial elections except for Quebec. Women’s achievements were seen in other fields as well. Emily Carr who painted about Canada’s natural beauty got recognized as one of Canada’s finest artists, Mary Pickford a Canadian woman became “America’s Sweetheart” by conquering Hollywood, The Edmonton Grads was declared the world champion in women’s basketball, Women athletes like Ethel Catherwood and Bobby Rosenfeld won gold medals for Canada in the Olympics in 1928.