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Celebrating Misbehavin’

Posted by YWM on March 9, 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 9

1976: West Point Military Academy accepts its first female cadet.

1967: Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Joseph Stalin, defected to the West. 

1928: Graciela Olivarez is born. Olivarez was a lawyer who advocated for civil rights and for the poor. In 1970, Olivarez became the first woman and the first Latina to graduate from the Notre Dame Law School. She was offered a scholarship to the school while she was serving as director of the Arizona branch of the federal Office of Economic Opportunity, despite the fact that she lacked a high school diploma. The Notre Dame Hispanic Law Students Association presents an award in her name annually.

1936: Glenda May Jackson is born. Jackson is a British Labour politician and actress, who has been the Member of Parliament for Hampstead and Highgate since 1992. As an actress, she won Academy Awards for Women in Love and A Touch of Class.

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

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