Category Archives: Women’s History

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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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1887: “If all the heroic deeds of women recorded in history and our daily journals . . . have not yet convinced our opponents that women are possessed of the superior fighting quarter . . . … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton

I just watched the roll call at the Democratic National Convention, making Hillary Clinton the Democratic Party’s official candidate for President of the United States. The picture is of 102-year-old Jerry Emmett, an honorary member of the Arizona delegation, who … Continue reading

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Would Women Vote?

In 1888 a miniscule number of American women had the right to vote.  Opponents of woman suffrage repeatedly argued that women didn’t want the vote.  The popular journalist Grace Greenwood, was curious – “Would women vote if they could?  She … Continue reading

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Anne Hutchinson

One of my first pilgrimages to a historic women’s landmark was to the statue of Anne Marbury Hutchinson, located in front of the State House in Boston. Today – July 20 – is the 425th anniversary of her birth. A … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

According to the subheadline in today’s “The Record,” former NJ governor Thomas Kean “says he may not vote.” Not voting is an unthinkable act for me, regardless of the choices. In 1883 Elizabeth Cady Stanton was on board a ship … Continue reading

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The other two statues in the Boston Women’s Memorial depict Lucy Stone and Abigail Adams.  Stone once said: “Now all we need is to continue to speak the truth fearlessly, and we shall add to our number those who will … Continue reading

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Phillis Wheatley

Today – July 11 – in 1761, a young girl arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, on board a slave ship, Phillis.  She was bought by John Wheatley, a white merchant, whose daughter would teach the girl, named Phillis Wheatley, English, Latin, … Continue reading

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A JULY 4 WOMAN

“A JULY 4 WOMAN Handy Betty Hager Helped Our Forefathers to Win Independence” Doing research for my current project, I happened across two newspapers with this article about Betty Hager: (“New Ulm Review, New Ulm, MN, 6/23/15 & “Harrisburg Telegraph,” … Continue reading

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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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