LGBTQ* People You Should Know
Mary Emma Woolley
* Jul 1, 1863 to 1947Born in Connecticut, but raised in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and attended high school in Providence.
* First woman graduate of Brown University (1894) — President of Mount Holyoke College for 37 years, staunch advocate of women’s education and pacifist. 1932 represented the United States at the Geneva Conference on Reduction and Limitation of Armaments.
*Lifelong companion of Jeanette Marks, Professor of English at Mount Holyoke.
(information/text from Rhode Island Queer History)