Our Women Are Tough
March is Women's History Month and it's important that we recognize some of Indiana's toughest and most influential women. This article will be updated with more picture and videos as the month goes on.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S HISTORY DAY - March 8th, 2018
On International Women's Day I gave some quick thoughts on the day and impact that women have had and will always have on the world.
GRACE JULIAN CLARKE - Irvington, Indiana
Clarke grew up in Irvington, Indiana and received her education at Butler University. Clarke comes from a family that was very active in the politics but locally and nationally. George Washington Julian (Clarke's father) strongly opposed slavery and often gave anti-slavery speeches across the country. Clarke would lead Indiana's women's suffrage movement.
FRANCES SLOCUM (MACONAQUAH) - Peru, Indiana
When Slocum was just 5 years old she was kidnapped by a group of Delaware Indians. Slocum would go on to spend the rest of life with the Native Americans and would become a leader amongst the Miami people of Indiana.