Category Archives: Women’s History

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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ERA

The Equal Rights Amendment: Unfinished Business for the Constitution http://equalrightsamendment.org/ If I could choose an amendment to add to the Constitution it would be the Equal Rights Amendment. I think we have achieved that through legislation, but legislation can be … 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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Remembering

Remembering the 146 young women workers who died today – March 25 – in 1911 in the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist fire, a transformative event witnessed by Frances Perkins who dedicated her life to fighting for safe working conditions and workers’ … 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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Words of Wisdom

“There’s no end to what you can accomplish if you don’t care who gets the credit.” Florence Luscomb, passionate suffragist and social reformer  and among the first women graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with architecture degree.

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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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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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Mother of the American Valentine

The price of buying Valentine cards for grandchildren and each other prompted me to wonder: Who turned expressing love with cards into a big business? Credit goes to Esther Howland, known as the “Mother of the American Valentine.” On this … Continue reading

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Inez Milholland

http://tinyurl.com/hjzoqdw Check out this trailer for documentary in progress about the charismatic suffragist Inez Milholland, who gave her life in women’s fierce fight for the vote.  The filmmaker is Martha Wheelock.

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