The Power of Combination: Emmeline B. Wells and the National and International Councils of Women

Emmeline B. Wells (1828-1921) was a leader not only for Latter-day Saints but also for women around the world. A high point of that work was the 1899 Congress of Women in London, called by the International Council of Women, which Emmeline attended as an officer of the National Council of Women. Her attendance at the women’s congress in London crowned her successful and highly visible role as an honored advocate for women and as a bridge builder for the often maligned and misunderstood women of her faith, and she also brought women of different faiths together. This article tells of her involvement with the issues of her day, especially women’s suffrage. 

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