Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Eight Chicagoland Sites Recognizing Notable Women-- Part 3

NOTABLE WOMEN IN GRACELAND CEMETERY

Graceland Cemetery in Chiocago is often cited as being the final resting place of "great men" like mayors, merchants, artists and activists, but several prominent women.

they include Marion Mahony Griffin, one of the first female architects and a key contributor to Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie School; dancer and choreographer Ruth Page; Kate Warne, the first female detective in the U.S.; Eleanor "Cissy" Medil Patterson, journalist and one of the first women to run a major newspaper in America; and philanthropists Bertha and Nancy "Nellie" Fowler McCormick.

NOTABLE WOMEN IN FOREST HOME CEMETERY

With May day approaching, it is a good time to consider radical women who are buried at the former German Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park.  They include anarchist Emma Goldman; Raya Dunayevskaya, onetime secretary for Leon Trotsky; Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World and founder of the American Civil Liberties Union; and Lucy Parsons, widow of Haymarket martyr Albert Parsons and a leading radical writer in her own right.

You can also visit the grave of modern-dance pioneer Doris Humphry.

Famous Women.  --RoadDog

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