Martha Hughes Cannon – America’s First Female State Senator

Martha, known as Mattie, is working for a newspaper as a typesetter in 1872. The editor of the newspaper rushes to her with a story about the arrest of Susan B. Anthony. This sets off a lifelong interest in the suffrage movement. Mattie goes on to have a notable career in medicine as well as politics.

  • Suffrage
  • Childhood of a Leader
  • Medicine

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