When the history of the Nineteenth Century comes to be written, women will appear as the organizers and leaders of great organized movements among their own sex for the first time in the history of the world.

The Crusade

On the morning of December 23, 1873, a group of women gathered in one of the churches of Hillsboro, Ohio, and organized a 'band' . . . The one hundred women present then formed a column of twos and marched out of the church to John's Saloon.

Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) organized November, 1874

Frances Willard


  • 1873 Women's Congress organized, Willard Vice President
  • 1874 Secretary of WCTU
  • 1879 President of WCTU
  • 1882 led reorganization of Prohibition Party
  • 1892 failed to get Prohibition Party to unite with Populist Party
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"Do Everything" Policy - 39 departments

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