Luis Andrade “I think of Helen Keller who was blind and deaf from the age of two. She was placed in the care of Anne Sullivan, her teacher and companion. Helen made rapid progress, lectured to raise funds for training of the blind and other social causes.
By Rev. Austin H. Armitstead
March is Women’s History Month—Who do you single out for her accomplishments?
|Elma Virgili “I would single out Eva Peron, the widow of the President of Argentina, who was exceedingly popular and young, who cared for the poor, running the ministries of health and labor.”||Joan Cavignolo “Eleanor Roosevelt was, in her time, one of the world’s most widely admired women. After her husband’s death she was appointed by President Truman as a delegate to the United Nations. She traveled around the world meeting with many leaders of the world.”|
|Rosemary Hoffmann “Shirley Temple Black is a very important person. She is remembered as a child star, but I would add she became active in civic affairs, was an ambassador to Ghana and a delegate to the UN General Assembly. She helped society in many ways.”||Eve Nichols “I would choose Golda Meir as my selection of a woman who was outstanding. As the Israeli Prime Minister she sought peace and was respected, especially in labor and foreign affairs.”|
|Jeanine DeLeon “Florence Nightingale, an English nurse, who was dedicated to the care of the sick and war-wounded. She led a unit of women nurses in the Crimean War and was first the woman to be given the British Order of Merit.”|