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2016 News and Information - Women’s History Month Feature

nsa.gov - 31 March 2016 For further information contact: NSA Public and Media Affairs, 301-688-6524 In the spotlight: An NSA Applied Research Mathematician Leans In Q:  What attracted you to a career in gove...

Susan B. Anthony would be proud to see her grave covered with New Yorkers’ ‘I Voted’ stickers

washingtonpost.com - Susan B. Anthony grave on the evening of the New York primary (Credit: Greta Page-Mann) After they cast their votes in Tuesday’s New York primary, several dozen New Yorkers visited the pioneer of t...

Presidential Proclamation -- Establishment of the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument

whitehouse.gov - ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BELMONT-PAUL WOMEN'S EQUALITY BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA The Sewall-Belmont House (House), located at 144 Constitution Avenue, Northeast, in Washington, D...

Indra Devi, the First Lady of Yoga

thefreelancehistorywriter.com - In a huge departure from the women I usually write about, I’d like to introduce our readers to a woman who practiced the ancient discipline of yoga. Yoga was the domain of men from its inception. T...

Monday Methods|Women and History and Women's History • /r/AskHistorians

reddit.com - The hope and promise of women's history (and its sometimes-duplicitious partner, gender history) isn't just that women of the past have interesting stories, too. Rather, it's that when we focus on ...

Making Wonder Woman Interesting: Grant Morrison

publishersweekly.com - Scottish writer Grant Morrison has done a lot in his life: received an MBE (a British royal order of chivalry for excellence in the arts), played in bands, written plays, starred as the villain in ...

AG signs agreement needed to formally establish Harriet Tubman park in Auburn

auburnpub.com - A major hurdle has been cleared in the process of formally establishing the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn.  U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed a general agreement Friday...

Why the New $20 Bill Matters

huffingtonpost.com - Wednesday's announcement by the United States Treasury Department that Harriet Tubman, escaped slave and abolitionist, would replace President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill has garnered a lot of a...

Catherine of France, Countess of Charolais

thefreelancehistorywriter.com - In 1435, the Treaty of Arras was signed between the duchy of Burgundy and the Kingdom of France. This treaty would be the end of an extended existing alliance between Burgundy and England. Duke Phi...

Why would God have asked Joan of Arc to fight for France and defeat the English? • /r/AskHistorians

reddit.com - Why God would take sides has not been ignored even from the start. Her judges at the initial trial pressed Joan on this, asking, for instance, in what language he her Voices spoke to her, English o...

The Long Journey from the Age of Jackson to Harriet Tubman on the Twenty

historynewsnetwork.org - When I began my doctoral degree in American history at Princeton during celebrations of the U.S. Bicentennial, it was an uphill climb for me: I had majored in African American Studies at Harvard an...

Brazen Hussies

dykebooks.com - BRAZEN HUSSIES: A Herstory of Radical Activism in the Women’s Libration Movement in Victoria 1970 - 1979, Jean Taylor, Dyke Books Inc, Melbourne 2009)  Brazen Hussies documents the actions, confere...

Get to Know the Historical Figures on the $5, $10 and $20 Bills

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nytimes.com - WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that women will be incorporated into new designs for the $5, $10 and $20 bills. Here is a look at the new lineup. Araminta Ross, known as “M...

From the Archives: Experiencing the Bolshevik Revolution

sophia.smith.edu - In 1917, at the age of forty, Smith alumna Madeleine Z. Doty, ’00 traveled to Russia as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and Good Housekeeping. This was not Doty’s first venture abroad. She...

Naomi Clifford | Forgery | Frances Thompson

naomiclifford.com - The case of Frances Thompson, a widow from Beverley, Yorkshire, turns up some useful terms used in the counterfeit business. Frances Thompson, of Beverley, was charged with uttering a two pound Ban...

Regency Woman’s Work: Painting

janeaustensworld.wordpress.com - When studying a woman’s role in the Regency era, one truly appreciates the great strides today’s Western women have made in making personal choices and leading interesting and independent lives. In...

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