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LDS Women Brought to Life in New 'Women of Faith' Film

Martha Hughes Cannon made history in 1896 when she became the first female state senator elected in the United States, defeating both the odds and her own husband, who was also on the ballot.

Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert, an independent, opinionated woman who painted more than 400 murals during her life, left the West and a suitor to attend art school in New York City in the early 1900s.

And Mary Frances Sturlaugson became the first black LDS sister missionary after courageously joining the Church in 1976 — a time when her skin color precluded her from the Church’s highest blessings and covenants.

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