Women’s History: Frances Perkins

In the late 1930’s, women in key government roles were unheard of. Until Frances Perkins!

Her tireless efforts on behalf of the American worker had become public knowledge.

And when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appointed her Secretary of Labor in 1933, she became the first woman member of a presidential cabinet!

Social security, minimum wage and the forty-hour work week—all had Frances Perkins stamp on them!

From her earliest years, her Christian faith was her driving force for good!

In a speech as president of her college class, she concluded by quoting 1 Corinthians 15:58: “Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. . .as ye know that your labour is not in vain. . .”

Share

More Book Minute Features

August 10, 2020

YMCA Navy New Testament

In 1917, when the United States entered World War I, organizations such as the Young Men’s Christian Association produced millions of Bibles or portio...
August 03, 2020

Presidential Birthdays -

Five former US presidents have birthdays in August, with the oldest being Benjamin Harrison, followed by Herbert Hoover, Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton...
July 27, 2020

Isaac Watts: The Father of English Hymnody

Born July 27, 1674, in Southhampton, England, Isaac Watts became one of the world’s most prolific hymn writers. The eldest of nine children, Isaac sha...