While conducting research for a future book, my daughter Jerdahn Campbell, stumbled upon a truly inspirational woman we had never heard of before. Emily Warren Roebling accomplished many remarkable goals during a very restrictive time period for women.
Emily helped to orchestrate the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge, attended college and graduated with a law degree during a time when women were considered the lesser of the sexes and unable to complete tasks requiring higher education and thinking.
In honor of her contributions during the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge; Emily was the first person to cross the bridge after it was opened on May 24, 1883.
It is fascinating to learn about pioneering women who stood fast, tall, and sure during very challenging times. Learn more about Emily and her incredible contributions: http://roeblingmuseum.org/about-us/emily-warren-roebling/