ZV Beauty of the Week: Belva Lockwood – ZoliaVera
  • ZV Beauty of the Week: Belva Lockwood

    Belva Lockwood
    This week, we find it apropo to feature Belva Lockwood.

    Belva was born in October 24, 1830 in New York. She became the first woman to argue a case before the Supreme Court. Since the law prohibited women from voting, not from getting votes, and so she took it upon herself to run for president... twice, starting in 1884.
    Belva also adopted bold positions in support of equal opportunity for women. She successfully lobbied for a bill to give female federal employees the same pay as men. At 19 she became a mother, and at 22 she become a widow. It was then, Belva decided to attend college for 3 years. Armed with her degree, she taught school in New York State.
    She repeatedly urged men and women to support the schooling of girls so they would not be dependent on others. Belva was a beloved attorney, politician, educator, and author. She died in 1917 in Washington, D.C. We're so thankful for the work she's done and to have such a strong woman from history to look to for inspiration. 
    “The glory of each generation is to make its own precedents.”
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