On February 12th, Google celebrates the 126th Birthday of Clara Campoamor with a Doodle.
She was a Spanish politician and feminist best known for her advocacy for women’s rights and suffrage during the writing of the Spanish constitution of 1931. Born in a working-class Family, she began work as a seamstress at age 13, later working in a number of government positions before securing entry to law school at the University of Madrid. She became active in a number of women’s organizations before standing for election as a member of the 1931 Constituent Assembly, to which she and two other women were elected despite that Spanish women could not vote at the time. Her advocacy led to the inclusion of language in the 1931 constitution of Spain that guaranteed equality between men and women. She died in Exile in Switzerland.
Music: Cattails by Kevin MacLeod