They are our mothers, our sisters, our daughters… but they were not allowed to vote until August 18, 1920 when the 19th Amendment was ratified. Through timeless struggles, rigorous challenges, and numerous obstacles the women of America have made their mark on history. To celebrate, the History Center is not only recognizing enfranchisement of women throughout the nation, but the achievements of local women from our past AND our present.
On Thursday, June 24th, 2021 as we pay tribute to six remarkable women who have made their mark on our community through leadership, service, and dedication to the improvement of all our lives.
Ocie Pope, a pioneer in the establishment of the nursing profession in northeast Georgia, and Carol Burrell, CEO of Northeast Georgia Health Systems will represent women in the medical profession. Beulah Rucker, famed African-American educator and Martha Nesbitt, longest-serving President of Gainesville State College, will represent women who have done so much to ensure access to an education for everyone. Helen Dortch Longstreet, a Brenau graduate, author, and lifetime activist and Martha Martin, a successful businesswoman and community volunteer will represent how women can not only improve their communities but succeed in roles that were previously considered to be “for men only.”
This event will be held at the Chattahoochee Country Club on June 24th at 11:30 AM.
Individual tickets may be available on a very limited basis; please call the History Center at (770) 297-5900 to have your name added to the waiting list.