Women in History – 05 March

Mary Elizabeth Garrett (5 March 1854 – 3 April 1915) was a suffragist and philanthropist.

Although she was greatly hailed for her work, she was also condemned for having such a prominent role in the teaching of controversial subjects (for women at the time), stating that women do not need so much education just to be homemakers.

Garrett was also heavily involved in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, organizing the National American Woman Suffrage Association’s national convention in 1906. She continued to donate heavily to the movement until her death.