US 1940 Educator Frances Elizabeth Willard 5c. Scott. 872

US 1940 Educator Frances Elizabeth Willard 5c. Scott. 872

Series: Famous Americans Issue - Educators

Issued date: 28-03-1940 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 872
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 869
Michel (Germany): 468
Yvert et Tellier (France): 426

Dimensions (height x width):
29mm x 26mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press

Stamp Colors: Ultramarine
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Author, Educator, Literature, Feather, Famous People

Total print: 20,729,030 (estimate)

Description:- Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard (1839-1898) was an American educator, temperance reformer, and women's suffragist. Willard became the national president of Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) in 1879 and remained president until her death in 1898. Her influence continued in the next decades, as the Eighteenth (on Prohibition) and Nineteenth (on women's suffrage) Amendments to the United States Constitution were adopted. Willard developed the slogan "Do Everything" for the WCTU and encouraged members to engage in a broad array of social reforms by lobbying, petitioning, preaching, publishing, and education. During her lifetime, Willard succeeded in raising the age of consent in many states as well as passing labor reforms including the eight-hour work day. Her vision also encompassed prison reform, scientific temperance instruction, Christian socialism, and the global expansion of women's rights.