Author Archives: Penny Colman

Susan B. Anthony

We shall someday be heeded, and  . . . everybody will think it was always so, just exactly as many young people think that all the privileges, all the freedom, all the enjoyments which women now possesses always were hers.  … Continue reading

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Where are the women – Everywhere!: Audrey Munson

Fascinating story of an invisible, yet eminently visible women: check it out at: http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/miss-manhattan/

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Frances Perkins

Today-May 13th-is the Feast Day for Frances Perkins, in the Calendar of Lesser Feasts and Fasts of the Episcopal Church that named Perkins a “holy woman.” As Secretary of Labor, Perkins was the first woman in a presidential cabinet and … Continue reading

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Our Fabulous Feminists

Just published by Veteran Feminists of America (VFA) and FREE: a unique and historical e-book: Our Fabulous Feminists, a biographical compendium of personal essays written by 95 Second Wave pioneers. My essay, “Why I Write Women’s History,” was first published … Continue reading

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A Woman of Achievement

We get home delivery of two newspapers: “The New York Times” and the “The Bergen Record.” I’m always annoyed at the paucity of women’s obituaries. Today, however, Linda and I were incredulous that the death of Dorothy Warburton, “Pioneering geneticist … Continue reading

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“I cannot vote, but can be voted for.” Belva Lockwood, 1884 candidate for President

“I cannot vote, but can be voted for.” Belva Lockwood, presidential candidate. Probably no surprise to those of you who check my blog and FB page, I’m monitoring the commentary and comments regarding Hillary Clinton and her campaign for the … Continue reading

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Harriet Tubman: “All around us”

News of Harriet Tubman making it on the front of the $20 bill in 2030 -14 years from now prompted one of my sons, a history professor, to email me: “You should write something about your work on documenting monuments … Continue reading

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Favorite Photo

I recently received the April-May issue of my favorite little literary magazine “BookWomen A Readers’ Community for Those Who Love Women’s Words” with the 250-word piece I was asked to write about my favorite photo of me with 2-year old … Continue reading

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Women’s Equality

Hurrah! Today President Obama designated the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equallty National Monument in Washington, D.C.. adding it to the National Park System. Formerly the Sewall-Belmont House, it was the home of the National Woman’s Party, led by Alice Paul, a instrumental … Continue reading

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Frances Perkins

Remembering Frances Perkins, born on this day – April 10 – in 1880. As secretary of labor, the first woman in a presidential cabinet, Frances Perkins, a woman who got things done,was the architect of some of the most far-reaching … Continue reading

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