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Overspread the wide earth

I was just reading the letter Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance who was on a round-the-world trip, wrote in 1911 from Durban, South Africa. Her letter was read at the forty-third National American Woman Suffrage … Continue reading

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Women’s Equality Day

August 26th!! It’s Women’s Equality Day, established by Congress to celebrate the day in 1920 when the the Nineteenth Amendment was certified, thus officially added to the U.S. Constitution. The long, hard struggle against enormous resistance was over; women had … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

Here’s a link to the National Women’s History Project’s list of January birthdays and events. In scanning it, I noted that I’ve photographed landmarks for five of the women–Lucretia Mott, Zora Neale Hurston, Carrie Chapman Catt, Alice Paul, Julia Morgan. … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt’s List

During one of her weekly radio broadcasts in March 1935, Eleanor Roosevelt mentioned eleven American women “who have been and are a constant inspiration and help to me.” Here is ER’s list, as reported in the “New York Times” (3/9/1935, … Continue reading

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