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Saturday, August 27, 2022

Mary Anderson, labor leader and women’s rights advocate, born (1872-1964). Anderson, a labor leader who advocated for women in the workplace, was the first director of the Women’s Bureau of the US Department of Labor and served for five presidents over a 24-year period. Through her efforts, Anderson saw the number of women workers more than double. She was considered one of the most influential women in the federal government.

  • Video from Studies Weekly to highlight the labor activism of Mary Anderson.