Category Archives: Women’s History

International Women’s Day

Tomorrow – March 8th – is International Women’s Day, a day that was first celebrated on Feb. 28, 1910, as National Women’s Day, in the United States by the Socialist Party of America to honor the women garment workers’ strike, … Continue reading

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Women’s Monster Demonstration

March 3, 1913 – 104 years ago today – more than 8,000 suffragists marched in a “monster demonstration” in Washington, D.C., the day before the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson, a non-supporter of women’s right to vote.  There were floats, bands, … Continue reading

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When Women . . .

Happy March – National Multicultural Women’s History Month!  Today I serendipitously discovered the amazing mural “When Women Pursue Justice” in Brooklyn, New York.  I was there on an errand with my son Jonathan, who lives in Manhattan, and stopped to … Continue reading

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Barbara Jordan

Tomorrow – Feb. 21 – is the birthday of Barbara Jordan, who was born in 1936 and died on Jan. 17, 1991.  An eminent orator, lawyer, politician, civil rights leader, Barbara Jordan left a powerful legacy of indomitable forthrightness.  Below … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony

On the 15th of February, I will wish 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 … Continue reading

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“She Persisted!”

“Nevertheless, she persisted!” Sojourner Truth is one among millions of our foremothers who “persisted,” just as millions of women, and men of good will, are persisting today and will continue to persist! I love that word – persist!

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Septima Poinsette Clark

Wise words by Septima Poinsette Clark: “I believe unconditionally in the ability of people to respond when they are told the truth. We need to be taught to study rather than believe, to inquire rather than to affirm.” Martin Luther … Continue reading

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Courageous Voices

Nobody’s free until everybody’s free. Fannie Lou Hamer, (Oct. 6, 1917-March 14, 1977) Civil Rights, Voting Rights and Anti-Poverty Activist, Singer; Statue located in Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Park, Ruleville, Mississippi   Believe in yourself, learn, and never stop wanting … Continue reading

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“When it comes to justice . . .”

“When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can’t sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.’ And I did.” In March of 1955, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin was … Continue reading

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Women’s March on Washington

Linda and I went to the Women’s March on Washington, January 21, 2017, with oldest grandchild  Sophie and her parents Jonathan and Katrin. On the way to the March we met this family who were happy to pose for a … Continue reading

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