Tapestry of Faith: Toolbox of Faith: A Program That Helps Children Discover the Uses of Faith

Activity 1: Story - Olympia Brown - A Voice And A Vote

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

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.