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Eveline M. Burns

By Brett R on Mar 16, 2015 11:30 AM

Today is the 115th birthday of Eveline M. Burns, who helped lay the groundwork for Social Security and other social welfare programs in the U.S.

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Golda Meir

By Heather on Mar 13, 2015 10:42 AM

Golda Meir was born Goldie Mabovitch in Kiev, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) on May 3, 1898. Her father left to find work in the United States a few years later and by 1906 he had established himself in Milwaukee and had saved enough money to bring Goldie and her mother and sisters to join him. He worked in a local railroad yard and Golda's mother…

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Belle Case La Follette

By Brett R on Mar 9, 2015 12:00 PM

Most Wisconsinites have heard of early 20th Century Senator "Fightin' Bob" La Follette. His wife, Belle Case La Follette, was a great leader and activist in her own right.

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Mathilde Franziska Giesler Anneke: Author, Reformer, Suffragette

By Heather S on Mar 8, 2015 3:47 PM

Mathilde Franziska Giesler Anneke (1817-1884) was the most famous woman among the Forty-Eighters, individuals who had fled their homeland in the German states after a failed revolt against royal rule in 1848 and who settled in significant numbers in Milwaukee. She was a free-thinker: an author, a suffragette, a newspaper operator, and an educator.

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