Katharine McCormick was the wife of Stanley McCormick and heir to International Harvester. Besides her work for woman’s suffrage, she was devoted to social activism. She promoted the legalization of birth control and used her fortune to fund pioneering research into hormonal birth control. Her efforts resulted in the 1957 Food and Drug Administration’s approval of “the Pill” an oral contraceptive. In her last years, she turned her attention to educational opportunities for women.
CIVIL RIGHTS & WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE
In the United States, women did not have the right to vote until the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. It states The right of citizens of the U.S. to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the U.S. or by any State on account of sex. Women’s suffrage emerged from the broader women’s rights movement of the 1840’s, and two competing organizations, one led by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and another led by Lucy Stone. In 1890, they merged becoming the National American Woman Suffrage Association led by Susan B. Anthony.
This Katharine McCormick History Mug is part of our Women’s History Biographical Series which includes many unique individuals.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.