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Wilma Rudolph, Olympic gold medalist & civil rights pioneer - Amazing Women In History

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amazingwomeninhistory.com - Wilma Rudolph (1940–1994) was considered the fastest woman in the world in the ‘60s, and the first American woman to win three gold medals in track & field in the 1960 Olympics. This was the first ...

Rose Bertin, Minister Of Fashion

historyandotherthoughts.blogspot.com - Rose Bertin, Minister Of Fashion 13:12 beauty and fashion, marie antoinette, rose bertin Chanel. Dior. Givenchy. Gaultier. Today French fashion designers are renowned and loved the world over. But ...

Misty Copeland Is Promoted to Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater

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nytimes.com - Misty Copeland was fast becoming the most famous ballerina in the United States — making the cover of Time magazine, being profiled by “60 Minutes,” growing into a social media sensation and dancin...

Lakshmi Shankar, Hindustani classical vocalist - Amazing Women In History

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Lakshmi Shankar (born 1926) is a Hindustani classical vocalist of the Patiala Gharana, and is one of the foremost and well-known vocalists of India. She is known for her performances of khyal, thum...

Matilda, daughter of Henry I: A queen in a king’s world

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historyextra.com - Power was inherently and inescapably male in the Middle Ages. The images displayed on the Great Seal of England encapsulated expectations of a medieval monarch: on one side the king sat in state to...

Women's groups petition NY state museum to display LI suffrage leader's wagon | Newsday

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newsday.com - As the New York State Museum gears up for a $14 million renovation, a descendant and admirers of Long Island women's suffrage leader Edna Buckman Kearns are lobbying the Albany institution to perma...

Story of the Fourth of July co-conspirators

suffragecentennials.com - Posted by admin on Jul 2, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Story of the Fourth of July co-conspirators Do you know the story of the five co-conspirators who crashed a national Fourth of July centenni...

Admiral “Amazing Grace” Hopper, pioneering computer programmer - Amazing Women In History

amazingwomeninhistory.com - United States Navy Admiral Grace Hopper (1906–1992) was one of the first programmers in the history of computers. Her belief that programming languages should be as easily understood as English was...

Margaret Nash, courageous WWII navy nurse | Amazing Women In History

amazingwomeninhistory.com - United States Navy nurse Margaret Nash was a woman of resilience and courage. Captured and held as a prisoner of war by the Japanese during World War II, she neglected her own health to nurse hundr...

Fannie Sperry Steele, award-winning rodeo performer - Amazing Women In History

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Fannie Sperry Steele (1887-1983), born Fannie Sperry, was an award-winning bronc rider and rodeo performer from Montana, one of the first women inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame, and the first M...

Madam C. J. Walker, self-made millionaire - Amazing Women In History

amazingwomeninhistory.com - “I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the busine...

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 When do you want your recurring donation to start? Save Complete Comments If ...

Suffrage Centennials News Notes Roundup

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suffragecentennials.com - Posted by admin on Jun 21, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Suffrage Centennials News Notes Roundup The National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites (NCWHS) and the National Women’s History Proje...

Cherrie Moraga and Chicana feminism

latinousa.org - When Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa —two Chicana feminists heavily influenced by the civil rights movement, the gay liberation movement and other social fronts of the 60’s and 70’s— published T...

Which Is More Correct: Woman Suffrage or Women's Suffrage?

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womenshistory.about.com - When writing about the right of women to vote and run for elections, which term is correct, "woman suffrage" or "women's suffrage"?  As the accompanying chart image shows, written use of the term "...

Why Today’s Young Women Need to Know About the Suffragists

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suffragistmemorial.wordpress.com - In a world where women’s history lessons typically don’t go into much depth, and where many individuals don’t even know what the word “suffrage” means, today’s young women are too often missing out...

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