Activity 1: Story - Olympia Brown - A Voice And A Vote
Activity time: 10 minutes
Materials for Activity
- A copy of the story, "Olympia Brown - A Voice and a Vote"
Preparation for Activity
- Read the story and prepare to tell or read it to the group.
Description of Activity
Participants will learn about a time in United States history when women did not have a vote and how a Universalist worked to change that.
Gather participants in a comfortable configuration for listening to a story. You may like to introduce it in these words, or your own:
This is a true story about the first woman ever ordained to be a minister. Olympia Brown was a Universalist who risked exhaustion and ridicule to help people understand the issues for giving women a vote.
Read or tell the story.