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Joan Goodwin
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Joan GoodwinJoan W. Goodwin was born Dec. 2, 1926, in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Barnard College in 1947. She is the author of The Remarkable Mrs. Ripley: The Life of Sarah Alden Bradford Ripley, published in 1998 by Northeastern University Press, and Giving Birth to Ourselves, A History of the Liberal Religious Educators Association, published by LREDA in 1999, as well as UUA curriculum publications. After working in religious education at First Unitarian Church of Milwaukee and First Unitarian Church of Cleveland, she took a position at the UUA with the Sharing in Growth program in 1973 and continued there in extension-related positions until her retirement in 1987. Subsequently she served as Director of Religious Education for Church of the Larger Fellowship until 1992. From 1973-75, she was President of the Liberal Religious Educators Association. In 1984, she received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Starr King School for the Ministry. She has served on the UU Historical Society Board and the UU Women's Heritage Society. She has been an active member of the Arlington Street Church, Boston, since 1974. She died in 2006.

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Clara Barton
Maria Weston Chapman
Lydia Maria Child
Margaret Fuller
Julia Ward Howe
Sarah and Samuel Ripley

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