Women's History


Women's History

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Check out this blog post about Viola Gentry, one of the early female pilots to pave the way for future women who wished to take to the sky!

Viola Gentry, the “Flying Cashier”

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Viola Gentry, the “Flying Cashier”

Viola Gentry, the “Flying Cashier”

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Lucy Burns was an American suffragist women's rights advocate. In 1917 she was imprisoned at Occoquan Workhouse for protesting, picketing, marching at the White House. She endured the “Night of Terror” by the guards. The women were treated brutally were refused medical attention. Of the well-known suffragists of the era, Burns spent the most time in jail. Photo by Harris Ewing. ~Fighting for Our Rights.

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Sybil Ludington (1761-1839) A young American patriot, Sybil Ludington is the female counterpart to the more famous Paul Revere. Born in 1761 in Connecticut, Ludington was the eldest of twelve children. Soon after her birth, her family settled in Dutchess County, New York. In addition to being a farmer, Ludington’s father held various positions within the small town and served in the military for over sixty years.

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Women's Suffrage Protestors Taken to Prison National Woman's Party White House Protests, 1917 National Woman's Party protestors are taken from the D.C. Court House to prison after their conviction in connection with White House protests for women's suffrage, 1917.

Weekly Women in History Pictures

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On the eve of Woodrow Wilson’s 1913 inauguration, Alice Paul organized over 8,000 women in a march down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House. Troops were called to help the suffragists get to their destination but it was 7 more years before women voted for the first time in the 1920 presidential election. The fight took 72 years, spanning two centuries, 18 presidencies, and three wars. Go Alice!

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“The Real Cleopatra Jones" - Saundra Brown, 28, the first black woman on the Oakland police force gets instructions on how to shoot a shotgun, 1970.

Tryin' Times - blackhistoryalbum: THE REAL CLEOPATRA JONES |...

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Embroidered banner of the suffragist movement

Forward Into Light: 1916

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Laura Ingalls Wilder --

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Lucy Stone. 1st woman in America to keep her last name upon marriage, 1st Massachusets woman to graduate college, chopped her hair off, scandalously wore precursors to pants, was kicked out of church for arguing that women had the right to own property and to be able to divorce abusive alcoholic husbands (the nerve).

Learn about Lucy Stone: Abolitionist and Women's Rights Reformer

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Out of frustration, Josephine Cochrane invented the dishwasher. She'd been angry that hired domestic help continually broke and chipped her fine china. Cochrane's dishwasher used high water pressure aimed at a wire rack of dishes, she received a patent for it in 1886.During this era, most houses didn't have the technology of a hot water system to run such a machine, but Cochrane persisted and sold her idea to hotels and restaurants.

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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, for her work as a surgeon during the Civil War.

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MISS MAGGIE WALKER The daughter of a former slave, who in 1903 became the first woman of any race to found and become president of an American bank.

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Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson was a 24 year old widow raising a daughter when she decided to attend the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. She graduated with honors in 1891 and accepted a position as the resident physician at the Tuskegee Institute. Before she began her job, Halle needed to pass the Alabama Medical Board exam, an unusually difficult multi-day test. When she passed the exam, Halle became the first female physician of any race licensed by the state of Alabama.

Baddest Mother Ever

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American actress Ruth Chatterton was an early female aviator who befriended Amelia Earhart, sponsored air derbies, and flew cross-country solo.

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Remembering Harriet Tubman on this anniversary of the day she escaped slavery. Cardstore Blog

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Celebrating Women's Equality Day: Quotes from 13 Influential Women Writers [Sponsored] | Mental Floss

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A great woman…

A great woman... - The Meta Picture

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Tiny Broadwick, first woman parachutist

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Cabinet Photo of unidentified young Wild West Woman wearing silk "buckskins" and pointing a Colt.

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Check out this guest blog post from author of Wicked Women of New Mexico, Donna Blake Birchell.

Wicked Women of New Mexico

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Suffragists took a cross-country train trip in 1916 to launch the National Woman's Party: bit.ly/NYQQkZ #WHM pic.twitter.com/oRXkh1V4w3

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"Auschwitz-Birkenau, then and now" (via BBC) The juxtaposition of images is chilling On this day in 1942 the first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland.

In pictures: Auschwitz-Birkenau, then and now

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Harriet Hosmer was sent to a school that fostered independence and provided her with creative female role models, she became determined to sculpt. She studied human anatomy, necessary for sculptors but usually forbidden to women. She sailed to Rome in 1852 and gained entrance to the studio of English sculptor John Gibson, where she attracted the patronage of affluent tourists. One of a group of U.S. women sculptors, dubbed the "White Marmorean Flock" by Henry James.

Harriet Hosmer / American Art

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Happy Birthday to Dorothy Height! Happy Women's History Month!

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The History Press, Bookstore, Remarkable Women of Hartford Happy Women's History Month!

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The History Press, Bookstore, Remarkable Women of Stockton

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Women in Science Wednesday! Florence Rena Sabin (1871-1953), anatomist and pioneering medical researcher, was the first woman to hold a full professorship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. #Groundbreaker

Women in Science Wednesday: Florence Rena Sabin

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Study Women's History

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Malala recovering after 'successful' five-hour operation to fit skull with titanium plate and have an ear implant Medical team 'very pleased' with schoolgirl's progress following surgery She was shot at point-blank range in October for standing up for women's rights and access to education. She has been nominated for Nobel Peace prize." #herstory #women's #History

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Last night, the National Book Critics Circle announced the winners of its prestigious awards for books published in 2013. Not too surprisingly, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche — you might recognize that name from the Beyonce track “***Flawless” — edged out Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch for the big fiction prize for Americanah, the probing novel about Nigerian immigrants that EW chose as one of the best books of last year.

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Wonder Woman Celebrate International Womans Day

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On the road to promote woman suffrage in 1916, these women brought their cat, Saxon. Source: American History Museum Twitter

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Women of mystery

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20 biographies about amazing African-American women. Perfect for Black History and Women's History months.

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Celebrating Malala during Women's History Month.

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Women's History Month. Love this infographic. Might be an easy thing for Kat to put together for social media with all our women mystery authors.

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Shirley Anita Chisholm - First African American woman in Congress and the first African American woman to run for President.

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Biographies about famous women in history for kids. This will help in the classroom when we are teaching students something that could be known as boring. A picture grabs the readers attention and would be a great start to a history lesson. Additionally, check out Amazing Grace, The Inspiring Life of Eudora Welty, and Sarah's Courage from The History Press, www.historypress.....

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Selma Lagerlöf, first female to win the nobel prize in literature

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Lenora Branch Fulani the first African American to achieve ballot access in all fifty states receiving more votes for President in a U.S. general election than any other woman in history.

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This pro-suffrage poster from the North Carolina Museum of History's collection, attempted to remind men (who already had the vote) where they came from. Happy Women's History Month!!!

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"To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget." Author and activist Arundhati Roy

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“And I add my own love to the history of people who have loved beautiful things, and looked out for them, and pulled them from the fire, and sought them when they were lost, and tried to preserve them and save them while passing them along literally from hand to hand, singing out brilliantly from the wreck of time to the next generation of lovers, and the next.” — Donna Tartt, from The Goldfinch. uncredited photo.

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.}Born Audrey Kathleen Ruston, she would later change her name to Edda von Heemstra to protect herself from the Germans in 1940. Later she would take her famous surname from her great grandmother, Kathleen Hepburn and the rest is history{.

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French women drivers posing in front of a Dodge WC-54 Ambulance, 1944. -

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May Gorslin Preston Slosson (1858-1943) was a noted suffragist and the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in philosophy in United States (Cornell University, 1880). Her graduate thesis was titled "Different Theories of Beauty."

May Gorslin Preston Slosson (1858-1943)

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WAC Elsie P. Lanard plays piano while her beau Edward O. Goldsborough looks on at Camp Patrick Henry at the end of World War II ~

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