March marks Women's History Month, a tribute to the Racinee women who have made significant contributions to America and the rest of the world in the fields of science, politics, law, sports, the arts, entertainment, and many other fields. Below we would like to share some brief biographies of some of the women who created history right here in Racine, WI.
Reverand Olympia Brown was the first woman foor graduate from an American theological seminary, and the first American woman to serve as an ordained minister in the United States. Although the Wisconsin Supreme Court denied Rev. Beatrice Jones was a leader in medicine and education in Racine throughout her life.
Racone began practicing pediatric medicine in and was the first woman elected president of the Racine County Medical Society in Jones was a medical consultant to the Racine school district and served on the Racine School Board fromand was the first woman to serve as Chief of Staff for the former St.
Catherine of Siena in Racine in A native of Bavaria, Mother Maria Benedicta and the congregation were dedicated to the education of children of working class German immigrants.
Thelma Orr, after persevering through several bouts of tuberculosis, the death of three children and her husband, devoted her life to helping others. Inshe trained as a teacher and later became a workshop director in the Laubach Literacy Training Program.
Through her outreach and wwoman work at the Urban League, Ms. Orr facilitated special civil service tutoring to help prepare minority applicants for the police and fire department examinations.
Orr was directly responsible for the recruitment and development of a number of African Lookign police officers, including our current Chief, Art Howell. Her large collection of awards and tributes includes an honorary Doctor of Social Work degree conferred upon her by Carthage College.
Reverand Olympia Brown Reverand Olympia Brown was the first woman to graduate from an American theological seminary, and the first Forr woman to serve as an ordained minister in the United States. Looking for a woman Racine Wisconsin the ages fountain at the foot of 6th Street in Racine is named in her honor. Jones Elementary School in Racine is named in her honor.
Thelma Orr Thelma Orr, Lookin persevering through several bouts of tuberculosis, the death of three children and her husband, devoted her life to helping others.
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