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Amelia Bloomer was a women's rights activist. She advocated for changes in women's fashion that would be less restrictive. "Bloomers" are named after her.
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She also worked on behalf of women's rights, becoming involved in the women suffrage movement in her new home state. She is credited with helping to get women the right to vote in Ohio in 1873.
Amelia Bloomer died on December 30, 1894, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Remembered mostly for a style of women's fashion, she was also an important contributor to the women's rights movement. Her efforts have been remembered in numerous ways,
including becoming the namesake of an annual feminist booklist: The Amelia Bloomer Project honors the top feminist books for young readers.
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