Janet Yellen made the final choice for honorees for the Women’s Quarter Series. One honoree claims multiple suffrage achievements.
Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren was the first Latina — and Native American woman — to run for Congress and the first Latina superintendent of the Santa Fe public schools — 1917-1929. In 1922 she won the Republican primary — against the incumbent NM Representative — but lost the general election for the US House. It seems that she was too progressive. Mrs. Otero-Warren referred to herself as a widow but in truth, she had divorced her husband after 2 years. Moreover, she was a strong supporter of Spanish language instruction.
The other four women honored in 2022 were Maya Angelou, Sally Ride, Wilma Mankiller, and Ana May Wong. Bessie Colman will appear on the first 2023 quarter. She was the first Black and Native American to earn a pilot’s license. Read more>>> or listen to more>>>