Category Archives: Women’s History

Susan B. Anthony and St. Paul

Carolyn Cowles Richards turned ten years old today, Nov. 21st, in 1852 and decided to start her diary. Here’s an excerpt from the forthcoming second edition of “Girls: A History of Growing Up Female in America” about the day Susan … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony

In writing Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World, I was struck by their use of war language, also used by their co-workers and supporters. For example, here is a description of fifty-year-old Susan … Continue reading

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The Shirelles

Wow!  Last night Elizabeth Cady Stanton was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, a gala I attended with ECS’s great great granddaughter Coline Jenkins. Although thrilled that ECS was honored, I have to admit I was a bit … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton: The Whole Story

Imagine that you were born in 1815. Now, you would be 199 years old. So would Elizabeth Cady Stanton who really was born in 1815, on Nov. 12th.  She had bright blue eyes and brown curly hair that eventually became … Continue reading

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I Voted

Very cool:  I just came in from planting bulbs and found this email from Rebecca Lubetkin: “This one is for all of the women voters! In the last 36 hours, Susan B. Anthony’s grave in Mt. Hope Cemetery has been … Continue reading

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“I Have Been & Gone & Done It!!”

“I Have Been & Gone & Done It!!” Susan B. Anthony exuberantly wrote to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, her co-fighter and long-time friend in the struggle for women’s rights.  What had she done that warranted all those capital letters and two exclamation … Continue reading

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Emily Dickinson & Helen Hunt Jackson: Another Famous Friendship

Helen of Troy will die, but Helen of Colorado, never.  You’ve probably heard of Helen of Troy, labeled in Greek mythology as the most beautiful woman in the world.  But who, you’re most likely wondering is  “Helen of Colorado?”   … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt was born today–Oct. 11th–in 1884. I’ve photographed many landmarks to ER, including this plaque at The Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, NJ, marking 1/18/36  the night she stayed there with FDR. Her words at the top read:   … Continue reading

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Sojourner Truth

Today–October 4th–in 2002 a statue was erected honoring Sojourner Truth in Florence, Massachusetts, a village near Northampton. It is one of my favorite statues.

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Hard Hatted Woman

Cool trailer for “Hard Hatted Woman,” a documentary in progress about women in the trades.  In the mid-90s I regularly gave talks for women who were training for hard hat jobs in New York City at Nontraditional Employment for Women. … Continue reading

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