Katharine Houghton Hepburn (1878-1951)
Prominent champion of women's rights and Planned Parenthood (Inducted 1994)
Katharine Houghton Hepburn became a champion of women’s rights, suffrage and universal access to birth control. She and friends organized the Hartford Equal Franchise League in 1913. She later became president of the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association and picketed the White House with suffragists of the National Women's Party during Woodrow Wilson’s presidency. Katherine Houghton Hepburn is best known for her fight for women’s access to birth control. She joined the movement with Margaret Sanger, founder and leader of the American Birth Control League, the forerunner of today’s Planned Parenthood. In 1939, the family moved to the residence located at 201 Bloomfield Avenue in West Hartford.
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