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Civil Rights Pioneer Gloria Richardson, 91, on How Women Were Silenced at 1963 March on Washington

democracynow.org - co-founder of the Cambridge Nonviolent Action Committee in Maryland. She was on stage at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. She went on to be friends with Malcolm X, and is the subj...

When the Oscars Began, It Was the Women Who Had All the Power

vanityfair.com - In 1928, the year that the Oscars were born, John Gilbert was the highest-paid actor in Hollywood; Greta Garbo, the top MGM star of 1928, was not far behind, and would soon eclipse her romantic lea...

Ann Baker, hanged for stealing sheep (1801) - NAOMI CLIFFORD

naomiclifford.com - The death of Ann Baker, who went to the gallows at Mount Pleasant in Oakham, Rutland 1 on 3 August 1801, merited few newspaper column inches. Her conviction, alongside John Eaton 2 excited little c...

Book Review: “The Great Regent: Louise of Savoy, 1476-1531” by Dorothy Moulton Mayer

flhwnotesandreviews.com - The difficult thing about researching and writing about French history can sometimes be finding sources when you don’t read the language. Completely by chance, I found this biography of Louise of S...

The Other Anthony Girl - Rochester Voices

rochestervoices.org - You have probably heard of Susan B. Anthony. Ardent abolitionist, temperance worker, women’s rights advocate, education crusader, labor activist, suffragist, public speaker, writer, leader—she was ...

Inez Milholland ~ Forward Into Light

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kickstarter.com - The most brilliant, beautiful iconic feminist you never heard of, Inez Milholland.  She asked the same question we ask in 2016, though she asked it in 1916, “Mr. President, How long must women wait...

Bowser, Mary Elizabeth (1839? - ?), Union spy during the Civil War...

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hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu - Bowser, Mary Elizabeth (1839? - ?), Union spy during the Civil War, was born a slave on the Richmond,Virginia, plantation of John Van Lew, a wealthy hardware merchant. Very little is known about he...

Isabella Bird Bishop: Riding Elephants and Dining With Apes – In Her Own Words

saintssistersandsluts.com - Isabella Bird Bishop was truly a world traveler. During her life she visited places as diverse as New England, Australia, and the jungles of East Asia. In 1878, she left Scotland for a trip to Japa...

Fe del Mundo, first female student at Harvard Medical School - Amazing Women In History

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amazingwomeninhistory.com - Fe del Mundo (1911–2011) was a Filipino pediatrician who was the first woman to be admitted to Harvard Medical School in 1936 — over ten years before the school officially began admitting women. Sh...

Executive Director of Our Bodies Ourselves - Our Bodies Ourselves

ourbodiesourselves.org - Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS), a highly respected feminist nonprofit organization, seeks an Executive Director who is passionate about women’s health and social justice to lead its essential work. Th...

Click here to support Revolutionary Mothering Book Tour by Alexis Pauline Gumbs

gofundme.com - "there is an artform in the nurturing of life. when we think of the word revolutionary, what often comes to mind is a warrior with a roar of ‘NO’ on their lips, moving against the forces of oppress...

Religion in American History: Finding Religion at College? Documenting the History of Women in Higher Education

usreligion.blogspot.com - collegewomen.org I'm flying home today from the Digital Library Federation Forum in Vancouver, where I presented an update on one of the major projects I've been working on since beginning my postd...

Bess of Hardwick - Amazing Women In History

amazingwomeninhistory.com - In February 1608 England’s second wealthiest woman, the grandmother to a claimant to the throne, known for building the most spacious and modern stately home in England, former jailer to Mary Queen...

The worst house on the block? It’s historic

washingtonpost.com - Cloistered behind a chain-link fence, the boarded-up house at 326 T St. NW is a duplex sliced in half, abandoned and seemingly forgotten. But the marker outside indicates it shouldn’t be. Deemed hi...

Sara Josephine Baker, Lesbian Scientist Changed The Face Of Public Health

curvemag.com - When famous lesbian and bisexual women are mentioned, the conversation mostly revolves around those from creative fields. Many famously queer women were actresses, singers, poets, and painters and ...

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, self-taught scholar and poet of New Spain - Amazing Women In History

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amazingwomeninhistory.com - Born in New Spain (now Mexico) in 1651, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a nun who wrote what is considered the first feminist manifesto. She was revered as a prodigy during her lifetime, and was one ...

Queen Liliʻuokalani, first and last queen regnant of Hawaii - Amazing Women In History

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amazingwomeninhistory.com - Liliʻ (1838–1917), born Lydia Liliʻ Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamakaʻ, was the first female monarch of Hawaii to reign in her own right. Up until the 1890s, the Kingdom of Hawaiʻ was an independent sov...

BOOK REVIEW Marie Equi: Radical Passions and Outlaw Politics - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times

windycitymediagroup.com - Copyright © 2016 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved. Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form ...

Cathay Williams, AKA William Cathay, American Civil War soldier - Amazing Women In History

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amazingwomeninhistory.com - Cathay Williams (1844 – 1892), a.k.a. William Cathay, was the first known African American woman to enlist in the United States Army, and the only black woman documented to serve in the US army in ...

28 Queens Of Black History Who Deserve Much More Glory

huffingtonpost.com - Street Scenes, Seventh Avenue Around 30th St., Colored District, 1903, Byron Company, from the Collections of the Museum of the City of New York. Before Harlem became arguably the most well-known A...

Kimono Wednesdays: A Conversation

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mfa.org - Elena Tajima Creef, professor of women’s and gender studies, Wellesley College Jasmine Hagans, curator of lectures, courses, and concerts Barbara Lewis, Director, William Monroe Trotter Institute f...

Finding a new home | The Feminist Library

feministlibrary.co.uk - In 2015 the Feminist Library celebrates 40 years of archiving and activism. But the future is uncertain – due to unsustainable rent increases the building that has been our home for the past 30 yea...

3 Women Civil Rights Activists Who Changed History

morningsidecenter.org - In a go-round, ask students to say one thing they know about the civil rights movement. Ask what civil rights are. Write down the answers, making sure that the right to vote, right to a fair trial,...

Details of ‘Happy Birthday’ Copyright Settlement Revealed

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nytimes.com - In a coda to one of the most notable music copyright lawsuits in years, the Warner Music Group has agreed to pay $14 million to settle claims over “Happy Birthday to You,” after a judge ruled last ...

Families of female pilots from second world war struggle for equal burial rights

theguardian.com - The ashes of second world war veteran Elaine Harmon are sitting in a closet in her daughter’s home, where they will remain until they can go to what her family says is her rightful resting place: A...

Black Women in Delaware's History

udel.edu - If there were color barriers in health care when Jane Mitchell started her career in 1945, there were also color barriers in education. Delaware ran a segregated public school system, which meant t...

“Sexual Politics” and the Feminist Work That Remains Undone - The New Yorker

newyorker.com - This piece was drawn from the afterword to a new edition of “Sexual Politics,” by Kate Millett, which is out in February from Columbia University Press. In the fall of 2014 Time magazine published ...

The Hosts of ‘Stuff You Missed in History Class’ Share 7 Amazing, Oft-Overlooked Women in History

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mentalfloss.com - From composers and moonshiners to hoaxes and natural disasters, Holly Frey and Tracy V. Wilson have researched it all. Their popular podcast, Stuff You Missed in History Class, spotlights fascinati...

Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, Hawaiian healer - Amazing Women In History

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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...

Space Station Gets 1st Female Commander

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abcnews.go.com - Peggy Whitson makes it look so easy. The Iowa farmer's daughter is now the first woman to command the International Space Station, and she says it's really no big deal. Her colleague, Pam Melroy, w...

Ana Nzinga Mbande, fearless African queen - Amazing Women In History

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Queen Nzinga Mbande was a ruthless and powerful 17th century African ruler of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms (modern-day Angola). Nzinga fearlessly and cleverly fought for the freedom and stature ...

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