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Emancipation Hall - Jeannette Rankin Bronze Statue

Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973)—Montana
Bronze by Terry Minmaugh, 1985
Emancipation Hall
Social worker, lecturer, and U.S. representative elected in 1916 and 1940. First woman elected to U.S. House of Representatives. Noted lobbyist for peace and women’s rights. Voted against America’s entry into World Wars I and II. Only Member of Congress to oppose declaration of war on Japan, saying, “I cannot vote for war.” Shown wearing the dress she wore on her first day in Congress and a sheet of paper with a prayer she wrote in 1942.

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