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Activity 1: Story — Olympia Brown — A Voice And A Vote (10 minutes), Session 7: Democratic Process (Chalk)

In "Toolbox of Faith," a Tapestry of Faith program

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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.

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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

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