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Isabella Garnett

Dr. Isabella Garnett (1872-1948) was born in 1872 to one of Evanston’s earliest African-American families. One of the first African-American female physicians in the state of Illinois, Garnett received her medical degree in 1901 from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Chicago. She returned to Evanston in 1904. Recognizing that hospital care for African-Americans …

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Isabella Maude Garnett

Dr. Isabella Garnett (1872-1948) was born in 1872 to one of Evanston’s earliest African-American families. Garnett received her medical degree in 1901 from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Chicago and returned to Evanston in 1904. Recognizing that hospital care for African Americans was very limited, she and her husband, Arthur Butler, opened the …

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Lifting as We Climb

“Lifting as We Climb” Featured women, from left to right: Dr. Isabella Garnett Alice C.D. Riley Frances Willard Catharine Waugh McCulloch Lorraine Morton Dr. Margery Carlson Edna Dean Baker Alice Bunker Stockham Florence Walrath

Evanston Women’s History Timeline

Click here for PDF version I. 1850 – 1874 – Educated Women 1855 Northwestern Female College is founded by William P. Jones, Jr. and J. Wesley Jones to provide higher education for women in Evanston. 1856 Northwestern Female College opens. The institution includes a college for women and a preparatory school for boys and girls. …

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Fifteen Evanston Women Who Persisted

The 2018 Tour Evanston Women’s History Map highlights the stories of fifteen Evanston women and women’s organizations around the theme She Persisted. It provides a fun, informative and relevant summer activity for self-guided walking, biking and driving tours. The map costs $10 and will be available for purchase from 1-4 pm Thursdays and Sundays at the Frances …

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