Mary Ritter Beard was an interesting woman. She worked hard to help women earn the right to vote. She even opposed the United States entry into World War II and took some critism for that. I hope you enjoy today’s featured article.
Mary Ritter Beard was a historian and campaigner for women’s suffrage. Born and raised in Indianapolis, she attended DePauw University, where she met her future husband, Charles Beard, who became a noted economic historian. Married in 1900, the couple traveled to England so that Charles could continue his studies at Oxford, before returning to New York City in 1901 to pursue graduate studies at Columbia. Mary enrolled in the graduate program at Columbia briefly, but she quickly became involved in the growing campaign to secure women’s suffrage. Click here to read the entire article.