Belva Lockwood — American Lawyer born on October 24, 1830, died on May 19, 1917

Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood was an American attorney, politician, educator, and author. She was active in working for women's rights. The press of her day referred to her as a "suffragist," someone who believed in women's suffrage or voting rights. Lockwood overcame many social and personal obstacles related to gender restrictions. After college, she became a teacher and principal, working to equalize pay for women in education. She supported the movement for world peace, and was a proponent of temperance... (wikipedia)

The glory of each generation is to make its own precedents.
I know we can't abolish prejudice through laws, but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation.
If nations could only depend upon fair and impartial judgments in a world court of law, they would abandon the senseless, savage practice of war.
I do not believe in sex distinction in literature, law, politics, or trade - or that modesty and virtue are more becoming to women than to men, but wish we had more of it everywhere.
No one can claim to be called Christian who gives money for the building of warships and arsenals.

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