Category Archives: Women’s History

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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Where are the women – Everywhere!: Audrey Munson

Fascinating story of an invisible, yet eminently visible women: check it out at: http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/miss-manhattan/

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A Woman of Achievement

We get home delivery of two newspapers: “The New York Times” and the “The Bergen Record.” I’m always annoyed at the paucity of women’s obituaries. Today, however, Linda and I were incredulous that the death of Dorothy Warburton, “Pioneering geneticist … Continue reading

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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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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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