Who Is Belva Lockwood and Why Don’t We Know Her Name?
Belva Lockwood (October 24, 1830 – May 19, 1917)
A Pioneer for Equal Rights …not just for women but for everyone. It was an unpopular fight then and it still is today!
The first woman to be admitted to the bar of The United States Supreme Court and argue a case (and for the record, she won her first case).
The First woman to run for President of the United States (TWICE) in 1884 & 1888. By the way, woman weren’t even allowed to vote at that time – she knew she wouldn’t win but ran because SHE COULD!
Fought for Equal Pay for Equal Work regardless of gender, because it’s the right thing to do.
An advocate for Peace
Over 100 years have passed since Belva’s death and many of us are still fighting her fight. Fortunately, she paved the way. It’s time to honor her, and better yet, channel her. We could all be a bit more like Belva!!
Who Are We?
We are just a couple of America born and educated gals that were pissed off when we stumbled upon Belva Lockwood…how had we not been taught about her? Why isn’t she a household name? We are determined to honor her legacy and continue her fight for EQUAL RIGHTS…even if it’s the unpopular thing to do. We hope you’ll join us!