By Donna Langston
A to Z of yankee ladies Leaders and Activists positive factors U.S. govt officers, country and native officeholders in addition to suffragist leaders, women's liberation leaders, and leaders in different sociopolitical pursuits. simple biographical details is integrated in each one of virtually a hundred and fifty entries, besides an in-depth research of every woman's achievements and contributions. This one-stop source contains feedback for additional analyzing and proper sites.
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In 1967, while supporting war against North Vietnam, she ran as a Republican candidate for Congress, coming in second in a field of 14 candidates. That was the first and last time that she would seek elected public office. Pro-choice on abortion and a moderate on social issues, Black had a reputation as a strong anti-Communist, perhaps leading President Nixon to appoint her as a delegate to the 24th United Nations General Assembly in 1969. In 1972, she had a modified radical mastectomy following a diagnosis of breast cancer, and discussed her breast cancer frankly and publicly at a time when it was considered a private issue and two years before First Lady Betty Ford made similar revelations.
Bates retired in 1974. Bates was widowed in 1980. In 1984, the University of Arkansas awarded her an honorary doctor of laws degree. She briefly revived the Arkansas State Press in 1984, then sold the paper in 1987. She donated her personal papers to the University of Arkansas in 1986. A reprint of her memoirs by the University of Arkansas Press in 1988 won the American Book Award, the first time a reprint had received this recognition. Bates died November 4, 1999, at age 84. The year following her death, the state of Arkansas commended her for her outstanding service to the state.
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