Tag Archives: women’s history

Fabulous Experience

Fabulous experience yesterday taking granddaughter Sophie and the other terrific girls, members of Girl Scout troop 3700, to visit some New York City women’s history site. My daughter-in-law Katrin de Haen took wonderful photos. From left to right:  the display … Continue reading

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Women’s March

Today in Boston, MA, people are commemorating “The 1835 Women’s March of Courage.”  On this day, 178 years ago, an anti-abolition mob almost lynched William Lloyd Garrison, founder of an anti-slavery newspaper. It was also the meeting day of the … Continue reading

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Several years ago, I participated in a women’s history conference at Scripps College in Claremont, CA. Amen, amen, amen, I said, when I read the quote on the entrance wall by Ellen Browning Scripps who founded Scripps in 1926– “The … Continue reading

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Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt, an American artist whose painting depicted many mother/child tender interactions, lived much of her life in France and once declared–“I am independent! I can live alone and I love to work.”  I photographed this marker to her during … Continue reading

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Women’s History Landmarks Galore!

A family affair: At a recent family event in Pittsburgh PA, my sister Cam, who came from CA, and my brother Kip and sister-in-law Lisa (from NY), agreed to help me find the women’s history landmarks in Pittsburgh on the … Continue reading

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Life Lesson

Sometimes I serendipitously discover a landmark to a women, for example, a couple of days ago I spotted this street sign to Margaret Sanger at the intersection of Mott and Bleecker Street in New York City.  Sanger, who set up … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom from Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Words of wisdom from Elizabeth Cady Stanton: “The happiest people I have known have been those who gave themselves no concern about their own souls, but did their uttermost  to mitigate the miseries of others.”

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Celebrate Women

There’s a brand new page on my web site that I had fun creating. Here’s the link: http://www.pennycolman.com/photo-gallery/celebrate-women/ Do you think there is a value in erecting statues to historic women?  I’d love to know what you think!

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Rosie the Riveter Statue

Hip, hip hurrah – – another landmark to women, a 6-foot bronze statue of a Rosie the Riveter, created by sculptor John Giannotti. Even after I’ve written a book, in this case Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home … Continue reading

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Radio Call-In on International Women’s Day

I’m doing an interview/call-in with Melissa A Rosati on March 8, International Women’s Day.  The link takes you to info about the show, plus the call-in number.  If the time works for you, please do call-in your questions/comments. I’d love … Continue reading

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