Olympia Brown (January 5, 1835 – October 23, 1926) was an American suffragist. She is regarded as the first woman to graduate from a theological school, as well as becoming the first full-time ordained minister. Brown was also one of the few first generation suffragists who were able to vote with the passage of the 19th amendment.
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... In 1963 to honor the centennial of Brown's ordination, the Theological School of St ... "The flame of her spirit still burns today." In 1989 the church was renamed the Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church ... An elementary school in Racine was named in Brown's honor in 1975 ...
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