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Throughout history, religion has had a major impact on aspects of everday life, politics, and even sometimes war. It has not only been men in religion that have impacted our lives. Women in religion have had influencial roles on our lives as well. Such as Sister Hughetta Snowden and Sister Mary Anne Guthrie. Sister Hughetta Snowden was a Episcopal nun who made big contributions during the two yellow fever break outs in Memphis during her time. Sister Mary Anne Guthrie was a Catholic nun who was the first nun to ever run for Congress. Both of these women played important roles in the history of religion. They both made impacts on those around them. And they both aren't really studied or talked about in history for the things they did but, they should be. Sister Hughetta Snowden has many letters that can be used to study things of her time if historians took the time to do so. You can also find information of her online. Sister Mary Anne Guthrie, on the other hand, is practically nonexistent on the internet. Her brother was a famous priest in Memphis so, he took up the fame for the family on the internet. This just shows how men are considered bigger influences on history than women. Luckily, there are many newpaper articles on the Sister that are in the University of Memphis Special Collections. These help share her story to those her are willing to listen. Both women were impactful in their religion during their times. But more than that, they were impactful to the world around their times. Both of these women helped openned the doors for other women to do great things, as well.

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