Mary Hamilton Purcell, International Women’s Rights Advocate

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Mary Hamilton Purcell, international women’s rights advocate and mother of former Nashville mayor Bill Purcell was an advocate for women and girls for decades internationally.

Mary Hamilton Purcell was a speech educator in the Philadelphia SMSA and dedicated  decades fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment and women’s rights through the American Association of University Women (AAUW) where she served as  President  in the early 1980s. In 1995, she was co-ch...