Emily Bissell

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Birthday
31, 1861
Birthplace
Delaware
Death Date
1948
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
31, 1861
Birthplace
Delaware
Death Date
1948

About

Delaware-born children's rights activist and social worker who introduced Christmas Seals to the United States Postal Service and the American public.

Before Fame

She popularized Christmas Seals with the aim of raising funds for the fight against tuberculosis.

Trivia

Despite her activism on behalf of children, she allied herself with the anti-suffragists, believing that voting rights should remain exclusively with men.

Family Life

She was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. She later established the city's inaugural public kindergarten.

Associated With

She and Canadian activist Craig Kielburger both fought for children's rights.