Author Archives: Penny Colman

Women’s Equality Day

August 26th!! It’s Women’s Equality Day, established by Congress to celebrate the day in 1920 when the the Nineteenth Amendment was certified, thus officially added to the U.S. Constitution. The long, hard struggle against enormous resistance was over; women had … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony

“Forget conventionalism; forget what the world thinks of you stepping out of your place; think your best thoughts, speak your best words, work you best works.” Susan B. Anthony The “Sixth” on the poster is shortened from Sixteen, the woman’s … Continue reading

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Women at Work

“Women have always been productive and working people and this history has been hidden.” Lisa Unger Baskin, who devoted 45 years to collecting material documenting women at work. Many years ago I had the privilege of visiting Baskin’s home and … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony

FYI: My Letter to the Editor that appeared in The Record today, 8/3/2016.

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Queen Anne’s Lacy

Took this photo of Queen Anne’s Lacy during my walk this evening. Certain flowers prompt me to think about certain people. Queen Anne’s Lace prompt memories of my mother. She would be pleased, I think, that I associate her with … Continue reading

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Gold Star Mothers

Several years ago, Linda and I happened upon a Gold Star Mothers Memorial in Yonkers, NY, a sad and sacred landmark. I thought about it while reading Ghazala Khan’s powerful op-ed in the Washington Post yesterday. There are also Gold … Continue reading

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Can’t Be Afraid

“I hear people say that the world is in a crisis . . . . I think crisis has occurred in the world’s history many times. . . .You just can’t be afraid . . . if you’re going to … Continue reading

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Two Landmarks to Inspire Hillary Rodham Clinton

On the eve Hillary Rodham Clinton’s acceptance speech, I’m thinking about and thanking all the pioneering women I’ve written about over the years.  I’m  also thinking about landmarks in D.C. that could inspire and sustain HRC.  Here two: The Department … Continue reading

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Women Candidates for President of the U.S.: The First Two

FYI: Landmarks to the first two women candidates for President of the United States.  I wrote about Victoria Woodhull in my book “Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World.” Her run-in with SBA re … Continue reading

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Making History

FYI:  Talking with my son David this morning, who is in Florida with his family and leaving for Haiti tomorrow, about the historic nomination of Hillary Clinton last night, I asked what, if anything, he had said to Quinn and … Continue reading

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