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TWO PEORIANS LEAD THE LIST OF GROUNDBREAKING WOMEN IN ILLINOIS HISTORY IN THE LATEST TOP 200 PROJECT POLL.

 

VOTERS CHOSE LYDIA MOSS BRADLEY, FOUNDER OF PEORIA’S BRADLEY UNIVERSITY FOR THE NUMBER ONE SPOT. ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY SPOKESPERSON CHRIS WILLS SAYS SHE DIDN’T’ SLOW DOWN AFTER THE DEATH OF HER HUSBAND AND IN 1875 BECAME THE FIRST WOMEN TO SERVE ON THE BOARD OF A NATIONAL BANK.

PEORIA NATIVE BETTY FRIEDAN, AUTHOR OF “THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE” CAME IN AT NUMBER TWO, FOLLOWED BY JANE ADDAMS, MICHELLE OBAMA, OPRAH WINFREY AND HILLARY CLINTON. VOTING IS NOW OPEN IN THE NEXT CATEGORY: MINORITY TRAILBLAZERS AT: ILLINOIS TOP 200 DOT COM.

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