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In Remembrance of Sally Ride

aauw.org - Today we remember Sally Ride, the dreamer, pioneer, and role model who lifted our eyes to the sky in wonder. Ride died yesterday of pancreatic cancer at the age of 61. She leaves behind a legacy th...

Frederika Charlotte Riedesel: Following the Hessian Army During the American Revolution

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saintssistersandsluts.com - During the American Revolution, armies on both sides of the conflict had camp followers. Mostly women, they were often reviled even though their services were needed by the armies. The women cooked...

Lady Anne Clifford, patron of the arts - Amazing Women In History

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amazingwomeninhistory.com - Lady Anne Clifford, (1590–1676) was the only surviving child of George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland and his wife Lady Margaret Russell, daughter of Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford. In 1605...

The Extraordinary Life of Alexandra David-Néel

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saintssistersandsluts.com - Alexandra David-Néel is one of the most extraordinary women I have ever read about. She was a Buddhist scholar and teacher, a prolific writer, and from an early age an inveterate, often solitary, t...

womhist.alexanderstreet.com - While Beriah Green focused on the use of the singular woman, the word women appears almost twice as frequently as woman in the History of Woman Suffrage (figure 2a). The only period in which woman ...

Collection Spans Five Centuries of Women’s History

today.duke.edu - Durham, NC - The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University has acquired one of the largest and most significant private collections on women’s history, documenting the w...

Her Hat Was in the Ring: A history project reveals that thousands of American women ran for political office before women could even vote.

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slate.com - The researchers hope that the existence of the database will lead people to do more research on many of these candidates, especially women who held local offices and who have never been written abo...

Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, Hawaiian healer - Amazing Women In History

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, a native Hawaiian Kahuna and gifted healer, developed a new system of healing based on the ancient spiritual tradition, Ho’oponopono. An indefatigable educator, Simeona wa...

Anne Sophie Reventlow and the Bigamy of Frederick IV, King of Denmark and Norway

todayinwomenshistory.saintssistersandsluts.com - Anne Sophie Reventlow, born April 16, 1693, became Queen of Denmark and Norway after Frederick IV’s wife Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow died in 1721. This might not seem unusual except that he had b...

Sophia Hayden: Architect of the Women's Building at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

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saintssistersandsluts.com - Sophia Hayden designed the Women’s Building for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893. It was beautiful, admired, and won an award, and even though she had an architecture degree from M...

"On the Persistence and attrition of Women in Mathematics" by Katrina Piatek-Jimenez

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scholarship.claremont.edu - The purpose of this study was to investigate what motivates women to choose mathematics as an undergraduate major and to further explore what shapes their future career goals, paying particular att...

The Independent Women of Sweet Briar

nytimes.com - Anna Chao Pai is the granddaughter of a Chinese warlord whose family inverted the usual immigrant trajectory when they arrived in this country in the 1940s. “Riches to rags was the evolution of the...

Trieu Thi Trinh, the Vietnamese Joan of Arc - Amazing Women In History

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amazingwomeninhistory.com - In the year 43, Vietnam came under the rule of the Chinese Han dynasty. This foreign domination was to last for hundreds of years, with the Chinese campaigning to “civilize” and assimilate the nati...

Why it is important to study the life and death of Margaret Cheyney in the history classroom.

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spartacus-educational.com - On the 25th May, 1537, Margaret Cheyney, was taken to Smithfield and burnt at the stake. Margaret, also known as Lady Bulmer, had been found guilty of high treason. The previous year, Anne Boleyn, ...

5 Kickass Women Poets for National Poetry Month

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chickhistory.com - April is National Poetry Month in America – created to celebrate poetry’s vital place in our culture. With that in mind, here are five kick-ass poets from the The #HerStory Podcast. 1. Katherine Le...

Behind The Photo That Changed The Boston Marathon Forever

deadspin.com - Everyone knows someone who’s run the marathon. Today’s big-city races—in places like Boston, New York, Berlin, and London—draw Olympic hopefuls competing for hundreds of thousands of dollars and ho...

Three Women Painters of the Dutch Golden Age

saintssistersandsluts.com - The Dutch Golden Age, roughly the seventeenth century, was a time when many aspects of Dutch life and culture were the most acclaimed in the world. Art was one of those areas, particularly painting...

Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D., America's first female doctor - Amazing Women In History

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D. (1821-1910), was the first woman to graduate from medical school in the United States and is often thought of as America’s first woman doctor. A dedicated public health ad...

Qiu Jin, Chinese feminist & revolutionary martyr - Amazing Women In History

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Qiu Jin (1875–1907) was a Chinese writer & poet, a strong-willed feminist who is considered a national hero in China. Also called “Jianhu Nüxia” (Woman Knight of Mirror Lake”), she was executed aft...

Queen Elizabeth II Turns 89: Her Life In Photos

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abcnews.go.com - The official christening photo of Britain's Prince George in the Morning Room at Clarence House in London, Oct. 23, 2013. Kate Duchess of Cambridge holds her son Prince George seated next to Queen ...

Marguerite D’Youville, the First Canadian Saint - Amazing Women In History

amazingwomeninhistory.com - On December 9th, 1990 thousands of North Americans converged on St. Peter’s to celebrate the canonization of Marguerite d’Youville (1701–1771), the first Canadian-born saint. Born over 245 years ag...

Billie Holiday changed the face of music but her final recordings are painful to hear

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independent.co.uk - It will make for an interesting contrast with the meagre coverage accorded Billie Holiday, likewise born in 1915, and, by Sinatra’s own admission, the single greatest influence on him. “Lady Day is...

Queen Manduhai the Wise - Amazing Women In History

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Mandukhai Khatun (1449-1510), also known as Mandukhai Sechen Khatun, was a Mongolian Empress. The word “Khatun” is the female form of the word “Khan”, as in Genghis Kahn. Born into a family of aris...

Pictures of Nursing - NLM Exhibition Program

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nlm.nih.gov - The postcard is a fleeting and widespread art form influenced by popular ideas about social and cultural life in addition to fashions in visual style. Nurses and nursing have been the frequent subj...

#tbt: 1989 “March for Women’s Lives“ in Washington...

greenfieldhwe.tumblr.com - #tbt: 1989 “March for Women’s Lives“ in Washington D.C. (via bmcbabes) Apr 16, 2015 9:15 am 219 notes tbt bryn mawr bryn mawr college college archives wmnhist raduzhno likes this ashleighrobynmurat...

I just donated to TURNING POINT SUFFRAGIST MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION. Do the same!

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donatenow.networkforgood.org - How Much Would You Like to Donate Today? Donation Frequency Recurring donations are the best way to give steady support Save Comments If you are donating as part of a club or group, please indicate...

Three state historical markers approved for Delaware County - News Of Delaware County - Delco News Network

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delconewsnetwork.com - By Kevin Tustin STAFF WRITER ktustin@delconewsnetwork.com Three of the 22 new historical markers recently announced by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission will be put in Delaware Coun...

Women's Museum of Ireland

womensmuseumofireland.ie - In 1903, at the age of 20, Dubliner Helena Molony (1883-1967) was inspired to join Inghinidhe na hÉireann (Daughters of Ireland) by a speech given by Maud Gonne. Somewhat of a renaissance woman, sh...

Editor’s Notebook: Meet strong pioneer women of the West

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daweb.eor.dc.publicus.com - What do Jason Lee, John McLoughlin, Marcus Whitman, Mother Joseph, Esther Hobart Morris and Chief Washakie have in common? The three states where I’ve spent my life commemorate these six in Nationa...

The Radical Dissent of Helen Keller

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truth-out.org - “So long as I confine my activities to social service and the blind, they compliment me extravagantly, calling me 'arch priestess of the sightless,' 'wonder woman,' and a 'modern miracle.' But when...

Money should be feminized, a woman needs to grace an American bill

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dailytitan.com - U.S. paper currency has been exclusively reserved for influential male figures who’ve shaped American history. Though they are all prominent pioneers in our history, there is something very importa...

Newspapers in Education - “From Seneca Falls to the Voting Booth,” Chapter four: One Amendment Calls For Another

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saratogian.com - As part of our Newspapers in Education campaign, we will be featuring an 8-week serial, “From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth” - an 8‐chapter non‐fiction study of the women’s suffrage movement, b...

Paid Notice: Deaths <br>WEISSTEIN, NAOMI

query.nytimes.com - WEISSTEIN--Naomi. History in Action, an intergenerational network of feminist writers and activists, celebrate the life, mourn the death of beloved Naomi Weisstein (1939-March 26, 2015). Brilliant,...

Victim of Southold fire renowned feminist Sidney Abbott - SoutholdLOCAL

southoldlocal.com - The woman who died tragically in a house fire in Southold this morning was a well-known figure in the feminist movement who left a rich legacy. Although police have not yet officially released the ...

Editorial: Learning Women’s History Helps Improve Everyone’s Future

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swtimes.com - Women’s History Month has been celebrated each March since 1987, but it had its origins as a national celebration in 1980 when President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the week of March 8 as “Women’s Hist...

BPW: Statues will honor Tennessee women

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jacksonsun.com - A set of statues in honor of women suffragettes will be unveiled this year in Jackson and Nashville to begin commemoration of the women's suffrage centennial. The reveal dates were announced during...

Anne Bradstreet, America's First Published Poet

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womenshistory.about.com - Known for: Anne Bradstreet was America's first published poet. She's also known, through her writings, for her intimate view of life in early Puritan New England. In her poems, women are quite capa...

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