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Well behaved women never make history

Celebrate Misbehavin’

Posted by YWM on March 3, 2010

We are celebrating Women’s History Month, YWM style. All month-long, we will feature women of the past and present who misbehaved and changed the history of our country as well as paved the way for future women leaders.

March 3

1962 – Track legend Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee is born. Joyner-Kersee is best known for the heptathlon and long jump events. part of a the Joyner family of American track-and-field stars. Sports Illustrated voted her the greatest female athlete of the 20th century.

1913: Woman suffrage supporters marched in Washington, D.C., disrupting the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson. Onlookers attack while police stand by to watch.

1911: Actress and sex symbol of the 30s, Jean Harlow is born.

1887: Anne Sullivan arrived at the home of young Helen Keller to begin to teach her to communicate.

Celebrate women who made history and those who will – donate to change the lives of working women and their families.

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