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Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

ORGANIZATION

Founded 1915, first President Jane Addams.

Listed "Sponsors" as of October 2006 include: Julia Alvarez, Elise Boulding, Vinie Burrows, Sandra Cisneros, John Conyers, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Frances Farenthold, Dolores Huerta, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Yolanda King, Barbara Lee, Elizabeth McAlister, Holly Near, Grace Paley, Suzanne Pharr, Betty Rearden, Sonia Sanchez, Alice Walker.

It is not clear exactly what role these enumerated "Sponsors" play.

Official Website:
http://www.wilpf.org/

Founding Date:
1915

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jane Addams
Activist
6-Sep-1860 21-May-1935 Founder of Hull House
Sophonisba Breckinridge
Activist
1-Apr-1866 30-Jul-1948 Suffragette and abolitionist
Olympia Brown
Activist
5-Jan-1835 23-Oct-1926 Lady preacher and suffragette
John Conyers
Politician
16-May-1929   Congressman, Michigan 14th
Frances Farenthold
Educator
2-Oct-1926   President of Wells College, 1976-80
Eddie Bernice Johnson
Politician
3-Dec-1935   Congresswoman, Texas 30th
Florence Kelley
Activist
12-Sep-1859 17-Feb-1932 Founder of National Consumers League
Barbara Lee
Politician
16-Jul-1946   Anti-war Congresswoman, California 9th
Grace Paley
Author
11-Dec-1922 22-Aug-2007 The Little Disturbances of Man
Lillian Wald
Activist
10-Mar-1867 1-Sep-1940 Henry Street Settlement
Alice Walker
Author
9-Feb-1944   The Color Purple


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