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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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New Moon

Recently my favorite magazine for girls-“New Moon Girls”-asked my advice on how to find landmarks to historic women.  My answers, “Find Her! Secret Sheroes,”  are in the March/April edition.  Sidebars include information about the “Put Women on the Map” app; … Continue reading

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Death of Susan B. Anthony

Remembering Susan B. Anthony, nationally and internationally revered leader in the fight for woman suffrage, who died March 13th-in 1906. Anna Howard Shaw, an ordained minister and a medical doctor, who became a full time fighter for woman suffrage and … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

Today-March 8th – is International Women’s Day, a day of world-wide events to celebrate social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. IWD dates back to 1908 and a march by thousands of women workers. That same year Carrie Chapman … Continue reading

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“The Socialist and the Suffragist”

Sociologist and commentator Charlotte Perkins Gilman (7/03/1860-8/17/1935), better known today as the author of the short story The Yellow Wallpaper,  was an ardent suffragist.  Her highly influential 1898 book Women and Economics, examined domestic relationship and advocated women’s economic independence.  Her … Continue reading

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Landmarks Honoring African American Women

Mary McLeod Bethune: Educator, Civil Rights Activist, Presidential Advisor; Park and Plaque, Mayesville, SC; Statue, Lincoln Park and House, 1318 Vermont St. NE Washington, D.C.; House & Street, Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, FL;        Nannie Burroughs: Educator, Businesswoman, Religious Leader; Street … Continue reading

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The Fierce Fight for the Vote

Re women’s fight to participate in the political arena, e.g., winning the right to vote: Today, 2/16, in 1904, the Senate Judiciary Committee met to hear testimony in support of a 16th Amendment, enfranchising women. Referring to the first congressional … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Susan B. Anthony

Today, the 15th of February, I’m  wishing Happy Birthday to Susan B. Anthony who was born on that date in 1820, almost two hundred years ago.  With her erect posture, dark-brown hair, steely eyes, a bump on the bridge of … Continue reading

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