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National Constitution Center - Centuries of Citizenship - Map: States grant women the right to vote

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David Shestokas

constitutioncenter.org - Vermont New Hampshire Massachusetts Connecticut Pennsylvania New Jersey Delaware Maryland West Virginia Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia Alabama Florida Mississippi Louisiana Arkansas...

WHITE POPPIES FOR PEACE

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Paul Trembath

ppu.org.uk - From its beginnings the Guild policy has developed in response to the needs of working class homes. The pressures of economic circumstances on life and home which started the Co-operative movement ...

When Women Stop Coding : AAUW: Empowering Women Since 1881

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Kalimah Priforce

aauw.org - These days we hear a lot about the gender gap and sexism in tech careers, but it wasn’t always that way. Women were some of the leading pioneers in coding and computer science. The first person to ...

A Glorious Burden – America’s First Ladies

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Chick History

chickhistory.com - First Ladies are unofficial but important members of presidential administrations. For more than 200 years we have judged their clothes, their parties, their projects, and their roles in the White ...

New Courses

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Monica L. Mercado

brynmawr.edu - Additional course details include enrollment limits, requirements or approaches met, and meeting times are available in Bionic and on the TriCo catalog. This course encourages students to think cri...

How a Coal Miner’s Daughter Became the First Female Secretary of Commerce : AAUW: Empowering Women Since 1881

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Question News

aauw.org - Sometimes a story plays out just as we envision it might in a Hollywood film: “From trying beginnings, young girl pushes out of poor circumstances on wits alone to become key member of cabinet in U...

Ancient Egyptian Woman with 70 Hair Extensions Discovered

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Chick History

livescience.com - More than 3,300 years ago, in a newly built city in Egypt, a woman with an incredibly elaborate hairstyle of lengthy hair extensions was laid to rest. She was not mummified, her body simply being w...

Education & Resources - National Women's History Museum - NWHM

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LWV of the US

nwhm.org - Belva Ann Bennett McNall Lockwood, lawyer, pacifist, and feminist, made history as the woman who won the right for women lawyers to practice before the Supreme Court. She herself became the first w...

A dose of witchcraft | Early Modern Medicine

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Liz Oakley-Brown

earlymodernmedicine.com - Witches were a real presence in early modern lives. Many elderly women healers risked accusations of witchcraft. Indeed new midwives, for example, had to swear an oath that they would not use ‘witc...

Petition Build the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial

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ipetitions.com - Sign this petition to show your support for building a memorial honoring the women suffragists who were imprisoned, beaten and harshly assaulted at the Occoquan Workhouse in Lorton, Virginia, begin...

31 Tweets Prove the Future of Feminism Is Here — And It's on Twitter. - Mic

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Alpha Kitty

mic.com - Everywhere you look, feminism is flourishing on Twitter. From #YesAllWomen to #YesMeansYes, #StopGamerGate to #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen, women have rallied around Twitter hashtags to champion femi...

Joan Plantagenet, Queen of Scots « The Freelance History Writer

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Susan Abernethy

thefreelancehistorywriter.com - The unfortunate Joan Plantagenet was married to the King of Scots while very young. Due to the vagaries of politics between Scotland and England and conflicts between her husband and her brother, h...

College Girls | Columbia Spectator

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Monica L. Mercado

features.columbiaspectator.com - Crush: An epidemic peculiar to college girls. It usually appears at some time during the freshman year and lasts anywhere from 20 days to three months. It is caused by a Junior or Senior microbe an...

Miss Florence Smith, factory manageress at Tate & Lyle - Amazing Women In History

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LChase & IBradford

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Researching my book The Sugar Girls, about female workers at Tate & Lyle’s East End sugar and syrup factories in the years during and after the Second World War, I met many remarkable women, and he...

Religion in American History: Crossings and Dwellings: Mundelein College and the Legacy of Catholic Women's Higher Education in Chicago

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Monica L. Mercado

usreligion.blogspot.com - Mundelein, the "Skyscraper College" (undated). Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University Chicago. Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to head back to Chicago for a long weekend of Cath...

Getting and keeping the vote

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Oh my ... Goddess!

blog.oup.com - Organizing for the women’s suffrage parade planned for 23 October 1915 in New York had taken months. By this time leaders of the New York movement were practiced at arranging such popular spectacle...

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

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Edward H. Carpenter

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...

Forgotten Women of Film History: Alice Guy

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msmagazine.com - When we think of filmmakers, we often think of men. It’s not surprising, considering a recent study by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film found women account for only 16 perce...

Katharine McCormick, biologist & millionaire philanthropist - Amazing Women In History

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amazingwomeninhistory.com - Katharine Dexter McCormick is a name that every woman today should know, because your life would probably be very different today if it wasn’t for her. Katharine funded what The New York Times call...

Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin : NPR

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Sarah Felts

npr.org - Read an excerpt from Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose. Few people know the story of Claudette Colvin: When she was 15, she refused to move to the back of the bus and give up ...

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

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Keri @ AWH

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...

Indra Devi, Mother of Western Yoga - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Today I’m happy to share with you a post by Susan Abernethy, a historian, prolific & talented blogger, and yogini! Please be sure to check out the blog Saints, Sisters, and Sluts where Susan is a c...

Elizabeth Woodville, The White Queen - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

amazingwomeninhistory.com - In the 1400s Britain was embroiled in a civil war known as the Cousins War, or the Wars of the Roses. Most people remember the Kings and the many battles… but behind the scenes Elizabeth Woodville ...

Items similar to Remember the Ladies on Etsy

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This week in Bryn Mawr history: the College gets a...

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Greenfield HWE

greenfieldhwe.tumblr.com - This week in Bryn Mawr history: the College gets a new map, perfect for “purposes of sentiment or interior decoration.” For more on maps and mapping, check out the Greenfield blog: Educating Women....

Grants and Prizes | Women's History Association of Ireland

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WHAI

womenshistoryassociation.com - The WHAI offers two important Prizes in the field of Irishwomen’s/gender history 1. The MacCurtain/Cullen Prize in Irishwomen’s History The Women’s History Association of Ireland awards an annual M...

Minority Rules: Sex Ratios and Suffrage - NYTimes.com

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economix.blogs.nytimes.com - The Empire State was the home of the Seneca Falls Convention. Yet New Yorkers lagged far behind residents of Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana and Nevada in actually gran...

TURNING POINT SUFFRAGIST MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION - Razoo

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razoo.com - Fairfax County, Virginia is the site of one of the most significant moments in the fight for women's suffrage in the United States. In 1917, more than 70 suffragists were imprisoned in the Occoquan...

Let’s Get Down to Business: 7 Things You Should Know About the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association

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TPSM

suffragistmemorial.wordpress.com - 1.  The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association (TPSMA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 2.  TPSMA is administered by a volunteer Board of D...

Women's suffrage petition on display in Ballarat - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Greenwich Historian

abc.net.au - A petition that is over a century-old and contains thousands of signatures of support for women's suffrage has gone on display in Ballarat. Known as the monster petition, in recognition of its 260-...

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