1912, 100 years ago this year.

[Emmeline B. Wells] For nearly thirty years she represented Utah women in the National Woman's Suffrage Association and the National and International Councils of Women, while spearheading the successful effort to include woman suffrage in the state constitution. She wrote numerous short stories and poems, most published in the Woman's Exponent, later compiling her poetry, her favorite literary medium, into a single volume, Musings and Memories. In 1912 she became the first Utah woman to receive an honorary degree, awarded her by Brigham Young University.

[Source: Utah History Encyclopedia: Emmeline B. Wells, http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/w/WELLS%2CEMMELINE.html]

1 comment:

  1. Honorary degree was Doctorate of Literature.


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