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🎧 NEW episode on Annie McCall - Maternity Trailblazer has dropped. Dr McCall (1859-1949), one of the first 50 women to qualify as doctors in Britain, set up and ran a maternity hospital in South London staffed only by women. We talked to Professor Susan Bewley about McCall's groundbreaking approach. Listen on iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/annie-mccall-maternity-trailblazer/id1483484682?i=1000466243480 or Spotify, Google Podcasts on our website   @rcobsgyn     #SUBSCRIBE     #podcast     #historypodcasts     #maternitycare     #womenshistory     #HERstory     #medicalhistory     #london     #obsandgynae     #womenspodcast     #feminism     #feministhistory   Image: Wellcome Collection, London


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Column of Life by sculptor Malvina Hoffman. (1885-1966). As a student of Auguste Rodin, Hoffman was sitting on the steps of his Meudon studio waiting for him to meet her. She took two small pieces of clay and twirled then in her hands , then wrapped them together. She then tried to stand them up making a small base. Rodin arrived and asked what she was doing. She answered it was a mistake. He looked at the clay and spoke seriously to Hoffman. He told her to hold on to the clay for five years and then look at it again, then sculpt it 11/2 size. She did as he requested and created Column of Life. Over the years she recreated this same work but with less detail as the first, which shows a man and woman intertwined, as the clay intertwined. This is a later Column of Life. . . .   #art     #sculpture     #sculptureofinstagram     #sculptor     #artist     #rodin     #women     #arthistory     #womenshistory     #museum     #malvinahoffman  


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Celebrating our Sheroes!⁠ ⁠ Martha "Mary" A. Harris Mason McCurdy (1852-1934) was an African American temperance advocate and suffragist. ⁠ ⁠ In 1884, Mason became the secretary of the temperance newspaper in Richmond, Va where she often went by the name Mattie. She eventually took the editor position and became known as a columnist and vocal advocate for temperance and prohibition. Like many women activists at that time, Mason believed liquor and inebriation inhibited the uplift of African Americans. ⁠ ⁠ In 1886, Mason decided to dedicate her efforts to black communities in the South and relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, with the help of Reverend J.M. Townsend, Bishop H.M. Turner, and his wife Mrs. Turner. On July 16, 1890, in a formal ceremony at the home of Bishop Turner, she married Reverend Calvin McCurdy, a respected Presbyterian minister in an orthodox tradition. Reverend and Mrs. McCurdy moved to Rome, Georgia, to establish a church. In Rome, McCurdy continued her work for temperance, the African-American community, and women's suffrage. ⁠ ⁠ After her husband died IN 1905, McCurdy returned to Indiana, where she continued her activism in temperance, suffrage, and politics. In 1913 she attended the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union convention, representing Indiana. She also represented Indiana in the Women's Division of the National Republican Committee.⁠ ⁠   #LWVCSRA     #LeagueOfWomenVoters     #BlackSuffragists     #WomenPowerTheVote     #LWV100     #Voting     #BlackHistoryMonth     #BlackPride     #Inspiration     #WomenForWomen     #StrongWomen     #BlackCulture     #womenssuffrage     #history     #womenshistory     #womensrights     #votesforwomen     #vote     #equality     #voting     #100years     #righttovote     #elections     #suffragemovement     #herstory     #blackhistory     #blacklivesmatter     #blackpride     #blackexcellence     #blackgirlmagic  ⁠ ⁠


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  #TodayinGlobalWomensHistory   On February 21, 1936 Barbara Jordan American Lawyer, Educator, and Politician is born.| •   #barbarajordan     #lawyer     #educator    #politician     #americanhistory     #womeninlaw     #womeninpolitics     #blackhistory     #blackwomen     #blackwomenhistory     #blackwomenmatter     #blackwomenmagic     #femaleempowerment     #womeninhistory     #womenshistory     #globalwomenshistory     #education     #inspiration     #motivation     #diamond     #leadership     #leader     #beinspired     #makehistory     #sophistication     #todayinwomenshistory     #historyoninstagram  


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“What an evening you gave us! You transformed right before our eyes” Thank you so much to my lovely audience last night as I performed my newest show, Failure is Impossible!   #historycomesalive     #librariesofinstagram     #livinghistory     #history     #education     #performer     #womenshistory     #enrichmentprograms     #stemprogram     #historicalsocieties     #teachersofinstagram     #susanbanthony     #suffragettes  


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Augusta and Augustus became the first casualties of the Royal Marriages Act 1772. Their marriage was later declared null and void and their two children declared illegitimate.⠀ ⠀ When the prince later discarded Augusta and began living with his mistress in   #Lisbon  , the royal family set out to blacken Augusta's name by claiming her daughter, Augusta Emma, was not the prince's child...⠀ ⠀ Find out more about this true and tragic tale in   #ForbiddenWife   - out now!


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Julia Abel Smith sheds light on a woman in the shadows of   #Britain  's royal   #history   in   #ForbiddenWife  : The Life and Trials of Lady Augusta Murray - out now! Order your copy via the link in our bio.


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-oblate sisters- Black History month, shout out to Mother Lange😇- I became intrigued with this lady after hearing about her on the Today Show- One of the news reporters mother received her education at this foundation- Mother Mary Lange founded the Baltimore-based Oblate Sisters of Providence in 1828 as the first woman’s religious community for women of color. Mother Lange, helped establish the first Black Catholic school in the Catholic Church of America. She was well-educated, generous and deeply spiritual. Despite opposition, Mother Lange offered free education to children of slaves and former slaves in her home, who prior to the Emancipation Proclamation, were denied public education. Mother Mary Lange, the Oblate Sisters of Providence founder, is on the road to sainthood. Letters of testimony supporting this mission continue to arrive at the Vatican. The Vatican requires a miracle to be approved for beatification and a second one to be named a saint. . .   #blackhistorymonth     #aficanamerican     #mothermarylange     #motherlange     #oblatesistersofprovidence     #sainthood     #womensreligiouscommunity     #womenofcolor     #catholichurch     #blackhistory     #womenshistory     #internationalwomensmonth     #womensstudies     #girlswithbrains     #determination     #optimism     #femaleleaders     #womenhelpingwomen     #womansadvocate     #education     #womenwithavision     #strength     #entrepreneur     #humanitarian     #bloggerlife     #motivation     #lularoeshirleygood  


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“I’ll tell you what Freedom is to me. No fear.” - Nina Simone . . . Eunice Kathleen Waymon (21 Feb 1933 – 21 Apr 2003), known professionally as Nina Simone, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and civil rights activist, who was born   #onthisday   in 1933. . . . Nina Simone’s music spanned a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel and pop. Simone became an influential civil rights activist, performing and speaking at civil rights meetings throughout the 1960s and 70s. Her social commentary spanned many issues. For example, Simone’s song ‘Four Women’ (1966) exposed the Eurocentric beauty standards imposed on black women. The song explores the internal dilemma felt by four women, whose skin tones range from light to dark. Nina Simone wanted to inspire black women to define beauty and identity for themselves without being influenced by societal expectations. . . .   #historicwoman     #NinaSimone     #birthdaygirl     #OTD     #thisdayinhistory     #todayinhistory     #history     #womenshistory     #herstory     #blackhistory     #musician     #artist     #music     #musichistory     #singersongwriter     #singer     #activist     #civilrights     #civilrightsmovement     #breakthenorm     #beautystandards     #beauty     #empoweringwomen     #inspirationalwoman     #freedom     #nofear     #inspiring     #inspiringquotes     #inspirationalquotes  


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Couldn't sleep, so here's a 2 am start on a painting of Rigoberta Menchu.   #watercolor     #workinprogress     #rigobertamenchu     #civilrights     #womenshistory     #nobellaureate  


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Finally got by hands on my feature in   @stylistfrance   💜 My dear friend Olivia picked it up for me in Paris 💜 So funny seeing myself in these things I look all professional but really I’m just making it all up as I go along✌️Think this is one for the toilet wall - that’s what people do right? Put their achievements up on the toilet wall for other toilet users to see? 🤍   @stylistmagazine   🤍 . . . . . . . .   #mountainwomen     #inspiringwomen     #exploration     #newface     #stylist     #stylistfrance     #mountaingirls     #trek     #thisgirlcan     #trekking     #hiking     #womenshistory     #press     #outdoorwomen     #womanwithaltitude     #femaleadventurers     #femaletraveller     #mountains     #hikinggirls     #neverstopexploring     #sheexplores     #travel     #explore     #himalayas     #shemovesmountains     #alpinebabes     #sheadventures     #women     #alexandradavidneel     #documentary  


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This is number 11. I knew I couldn’t include every great woman in my series, I just don’t have the time. But I did know one thing- I had to paint Harriet Tubman. - My mom is my hero and Harriet is hers. This is her favorite illustration in the series. As a little girl, my mom read a book about Harriet Tubman over and over. She believed that if Harriet could free herself and so many others from the horrors of slavery then she could escape being abused. - I am not an emotional person, but just thinking about Harriet’s story makes me want to cry. Not because I’m sad, but because I’m happy. Well, proud. I’m inspired by a woman who rose up against a tidal wave of oppression. A female hero or a black hero is just that- simply a hero.


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The Ladies Scottish Climbing Club was founded in 1908 by Jane Inglis Clark, Lucy Smith, and Jane’s daughter Mabel Jeffrey. All very experienced climbers, they decided – while sheltering by a boulder near Lix Toll in Perthshire – to form a club “to bring together ladies who are lovers of mountain-climbing, and to encourage mountaineering in Scotland, in winter as well as in summer”. One of the first mountains climbed by the club (which had 14 members in its inaugural year and now has around 120) was Buachaille Etive Mòr, pictured here behind LSCC’s Glen Coe hut, Blackrock Cottage. One of the most photographed houses in Scotland, Blackrock now provides accommodation for members (as well as those from some other climbing clubs). Swipe to see original members Lucy Smith and Pauline Ranken climbing Salisbury Crags in the year the club began, and keep swiping to see a photo from one of their early meets. 📸: Blackrock Cottage, Glen Coe image by Andy Magee via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence); both Ladies Scottish Climbing Club images via Wikipedia (public domain). . . .   #glencoe     #blackrock     #blackrockcottage     #ladiesscottishclimbingclub     #scottishhighlands     #highlands     #hillclimbing     #scottishmountains     #womenshistory     #womenclimbing     #womenclimb     #salisburycrags     #discoverscotland     #scotlandisbeautiful     #discoverunder5k     #discoverunder2k     #schottland     #ecosse     #escocia     #scozia     #scottishhistory     #legendaryscotland  


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I'm looking forward to a long researching weekend for my upcoming 'Trailblazers' series for   #WomensHistoryMonth   in March! I'll be exploring the fascinating: Empress Theodora, Ida B Wells and Catherine de Medici! I'm also so happy that the fabulous   @galleryofthecityofladies   will be guest posting about the inspiration for her history Instagram account Christine de Pizan! I can't wait to share this with you all, so keep an eye out in March 👀   #SomeSourcesSay     #History     #HistoryGirls     #WomensHistory     #HistoricalFigures     #Trailblazers  


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This photographic montage of pioneer women of Ballarat was unveiled in the late 19th century. They were celebrated for being the wives of Ballarat's early white male settlers . Our research since has shown that these women played an active role in Ballarat’s business, social and domestic life . Find out more about the women at our upcoming event 'Feisty and Fearless' on Sunday 1 March at 2pm . The event will feature dynamic speakers sharing the tales of the bold and daring women represented in the Sovereign Hill Museums Association's collection . Bookings link in our bio ___________________________________   #thegoldmuseum     #SovereignHill     #iwd2020     #iwd     #WomensHistory  


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“Hello, I’m Elizabeth Marston and I know all about Wonder Woman,” Holloway said when she walked into the offices of Ms., in the spring of 1972. She was nearly eighty, as pale as paper and as thin as bone. In Virginia, where she was living with Olive Byrne, who was sixty-eight, she’d got a letter from Joanne Edgar, telling her that Ms. was planning to run a cover story about   #WonderWoman  . Holloway flew to New York. She met the magazine’s writers and editors and artists. “All were on the young side, very much in earnest,” she reported to Marjorie Wilkes Huntley. “I told them I was 100% with them in what they are trying to do and to ‘charge ahead!’ Wrote professor Jill Lepore in   @newyorkermag     #elizabethhollowaymarston   was born   #onthisdayinherstory   feb 20, 1893, the inspiration for the creation of the wonder woman superhero, she graduated from Mount Holyoke with a psych degree before applying to law school along with her husband William Moulton Marston. When she was directed to Radcliffe instead of harvard, she instead went to Boston university graduating with her LLB in 1918. They both went on to pursue graduate degrees in psychology at harvard and Radcliffe respectively. They went on to conduct research in psychology and law. Their 1922 study showed that women were more impartial jurors and evaluated testimonies more thoroughly and accurately than men. They also worked on a precursor to the lie detector. When her husband was developing a character for a superhero “She told him, 'Come on, let's have a Superwoman! There's too many men out there,' " their son Peter Marston said. Learn more about her and Olive Byrne in   #thesecrethistoryofwonderwoman   📚  #womenmakinghistory     #womencreatingchange     #herstory     #womenshistory     #shepersisted     #feministart     #feminist     #womenwhoinspire     #womeninlaw  


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CALLING FOR SUBMISSIONS!! WomenARTy is calling for submissions inviting students from various Design and Art colleges in Delhi and NCR to participate. WomenARTy, the Art Installation Competition is being organized as a collateral event of the festival “Changing Narratives: कल, आज और कल” to be held at Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, New Delhi from 4th – 8th March, 2020. This festival is a celebration and recognition of the contribution of women in society, individually, as well as collectively. SWIPE FOR MORE DETAILS! ➡️   #kalaajaurkal     #changingnarratives     #changingnarratives2020     #womensday     #womenpower     #women2020     #womenofindia     #womenshistory     #culturalmanagement     #ignca     #igncadelhi     #museums     #artsandculture     #craftwomen     #buisnesswoman     #festivalofwomen     #celebratingwomen     #celebratingwomanhood     #delhi     #newdelhi     #indianheritage     #sodelhi     #lbbdelhi     #lbbdelhincr     #indiantradition     #womensday     #womenforwomen     #indiancrafts     #callforvolunteers     #artcompetition  


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Instagram only allows one minute videos, so here is the shortened version. I am still teary eyed and so proud of my accomplishment today. I look forward to what the future holds, onward and upward!   #gratitude     #blessings     #proudday     #warrior     #spiritualwarrior     #empowered     #girlpower     #badass     #nofear     #nina     #blades     #blade     #knife     #knives     #bladesmith     #bowieknife     #knifemaker     #billmoran     #williamfmoran     #apprentice     #apprenticeship     #history     #woman     #womenshistory     #cuttingedge     #handmade     #forge     #forged     #handforged  


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"This is the forest of Arden" well sort of. Sweet are the Uses is the final play in Women at Home. Will the princess trust the faith her friends have in her? Will she find her strength and confidence? Will the clown throw glitter in your eyes? Will Isabelle find justice? And who is Gary? This   #shakespeare   and   #freshprinceofbelair     #mashup   takes a fantastical view of   #womenshistory   and   #womensvoices  .   #HeroinesHarpiesHarlots   6thstreetplayhouse.com


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Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at a young age and purchased by the Wheatley family in Boston. Phillis Wheatley was taught to read and write, studied Greek and Latin and developed a love of writing poetry. Mr. Wheatley took her to London where she met the Lord Mayor and was the first African-American to have her poetry published, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, in 1773. Her talents led to her fame and she met and corresponded with many well-known authors and political figures, including George Washington.   #PhillisWheatley     #AfricanAmericanPoet     #AfricanAmericanAbolitionist     #AfricanAmericanHistory     #AfricanAmericanAuthor     #Author     #WomanAuthor     #WomanInHistory     #womenshistory     #blackhistory     #blackhistorymonth     #africanamerican     #historical     #historylover     #ushistory     #historical     #historyfacts     #history     #ushistory     #historylover     #blackhistoryfacts     #africanamericanhistory     #realblackhistory     #blackhistoryfact     #blackhistorymonth2020     #bhm     #africanamericanhistory     #africanamericanstories     #blackstories     #blackvoices     @historymugs     #historymugs     #blackhistoryfacts     #todayinblackhistory     #black365     #americanhistory  


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Race in America Panel at Sidwell Friends Meeting House. Wow, Wow, Wow ! Had the pleasure of hearing these three phenomenal women discuss about   #racism  ,  #america   ,   #politics   and being in the White House.   #thisisamerica  ,   #politicsandprose     #politicsandprosebookstore  , photojournalism,   #afrotographers   ,  #blackhistory   ,  #womenshistory   ,  #vote   ,  #vote2020   ,  #blackwomenrock   ,  #throwshadethenvote     #comeonnow   (📷   @j  .lynn_photog )


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  @Ashantamirrorblingqueen   of   @EspejoMirror   is making herstory! A true creative gem in our community not only providing products/services, but also supporting other entrepreneurs and their services. Follow and support this Queen in all that she does!


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  @Ashantamirrorblingqueen   of   @EspejoMirror   is making herstory! A true creative gem in our community not only providing products/services, but also supporting other entrepreneurs and their services. Follow and support this Queen in all that she does!


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As promised....   #puddingaday     #CWArecipes     #womenshistory     #WMAustralia     #gold  


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World, I present to you my first blade! This is a gorgeous Moran southwestern Bowie knife with a Maryland camp handle. 10” cutting edge, 5” clip and a beautiful ebony handle with red and black spacers. 2nd generation Moran student, woman forged!   #gratitude     #blessings     #thankful     #takingthetime     #warrior     #spiritualwarrior     #empowered     #girlpower     #badass     #nofear     #nina     #blades     #blade     #knife     #knives     #bladesmith     #bowieknife     #knifemaker     #billmoran     #williamfmoran     #apprentice     #apprenticeship     #history     #woman     #womenshistory     #cuttingedge     #handmade     #forge     #forged     #handforged  


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Technology changes our lives in ways we can't anticipate.   @PGHMayors  , a history buff from my hometown, and   @AlbanyMuskrat   (of my hometown-in-law) pointed to several 19th cent. inventions that created new opportunities for women.⠀ The development of the “safety bicycle” in the late 1880s made cycling accessible to everyone. For women, it was a revelation. So much easier and cheaper than horse+carriage, and you could go far alone! It was also an excuse to wear pants, or something closer to pants. “I can’t even imagine the delicious thrill women experienced setting out on their own, to do their business, without meddlesome chaperones,” said   @PGHMayors  .⠀ The telegraph was in widespread use by the 1850s, spreading ideas and creating jobs.   @PGHMayors  : “Telegraph offices soon preferred female staff, b/c cheaper wages, greater accuracy & they didn’t get blindingly drunk like the guys. Plus, the work was clean and safe, not like factory or farm work.”⠀ The advent of the telephone had the same effect, as   @AlbanyMuskrat   points out. “By 1883   #Albany   women replaced men as operators at the Hudson River Telephone Co. They were courteous, attentive, didn’t swear and didn’t play pranks. The female operators worked 10 hours/day, 7 day per week. After a year, they earned $25.month – real money in those days. The work was demanding, but not nearly as tough as other work available to unskilled single women – in factories or as store clerks. And it was respectable. The Troy-Telegram of 1883 instructed its reporters to remove their hats when talking to a female telephone operator. They were called “Hello Girls”, the “Voices with a Smile” and even “Call Girls”.” ⠀   #WomensHistory     #VotesForWomen     #Suffrage100  


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Absolutely loved this all-female   #mariachi   band at   #Disneyland   last weekend! So much skill, so much   #girlpower  !


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Seattle Day 1! Billie Walker hit the US today in a pre-publication event, and brought the sunshine with her. It was delight to meet local book royalty from   @elliottbaybookco  ,   @secretgardenbks  ,   @qabookco   and more, as well as wonderful writers from The Seattle Times and Shelf Awareness, at   @mamnoonrestaurant  . Thanks for coming along and listening to my ramblings about women’s WW2 and postwar history, vintage and my obsession with research. Many thanks to   @duttonbooks   and the wonderful Patrick for organizing. . Then it was time to take our girl out to get some new Doc Martens for her upcoming ninth birthday, and to see the sights. There is so much more to see - we will hit the Museum of Popular Culture tomorrow - and we are in Seattle for another couple of days on this roadtrip. What are your recommendations, folks? Let’s hear it! . . [Image description: Here are a series of photographs of Tara and her family in Seattle, USA. The first snap is a poster of Tara’s latest novel The War Widow, which launches in May 2020, and what follows as you swipe through are a series of personal images involving sunshine, street scapes, joy and a lot of love.]   #authorsofinstagram     #bookstagram     #historicalfiction     #crime     #noir     #shelfawareness     #taramossauthor     #queenannebooks     #elliotbaybooks     #secretgardenbooks     #hardboiled     #womenshistory     #taramoss     #seattle     #family     #love     #travel     #seattleroadtrip  


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Helen Wales and Beverly Dunham with a parade “float”. 1916. At one of the Dodge farms on Dodge Street in Beverly Massachusetts.   #womenshistory     #womenssuffrage     #beverlyma  


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Aa is for Angela Davis. This is an original design—you’ll only find it at   @hiblackmom  ! Purchase @ link in bio   #blackmomabcs     #abc     #blackpanther     #baby     #feminism     #blackmoms     #blackmomsbelike     #momsofinstagram     #blackhistory     #womenshistory     #wokebaby     #angeladavis  


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Angelina Grimke was a brilliant Quaker abolitionist from SC who left to go to Philadelphia to fight for the abolition of slavery...   #Repost     @nationalwomenshistoryalliance   with   @get  _repost ・・・ Today's the birthday of Angelina Grimké, born February 20, 1805.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Angelina Grimké, born in 1805 in South Carolina, witnessed the suffering of slaves and was called to speak against slavery. She was forced to move to the north and in 1835, she joined the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, and soon became a renown orator addressing audiences with firey speaches.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In 1836 she wrote An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South criticizing slavery, after which a price was placed on her head.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In 1838, she became the first woman to address a legislative body in the US when she spoke to the Massachusetts State Legislature on women’s rights and abolition. She went on to influence such feminist icons as Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She was one of our 1990 Women's History Honorees.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀   #valiantwomenofthevote     #vote100     #knowhername     #womenshistory     #votesforwomen     #abolitionist  


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Autobiographies of women who were nuns but LEFT. Traditionally, convents were great places for women. No death by annual childbirth, an active role in the world (unlike monks, most nuns haven’t been contemplative but hold jobs like teaching) And in some times and places, nuns held considerable power. Running a major order in medieval Europe was like being a multinational CEO. So, there’ve only been 2 times in Catholic history when women left nunneries en masse. The first was the Reformation. Rulers such as Henry VIII realized if they could break up Catholic nunneries, they could seize all the land and money they’d collected over generations. HTFG travel in those times was dangerous due to gangs of ruffian ex-nuns who had nowhere to go. The second time was due largely to second wave feminism combined with a reaction to Second Vatican Council. Nunneries bled nuns. Nunneries in the Western world have never recovered. The fascination of this sub-genre rests in its compelling story. A person re-entering society. Almost like getting out of jail without the criminal undertones! Or, a bit like Rip Van Winkle. In Monica Baldwin’s book, she emerges into London 1941 - from the convent to the Blitz! The second book, published in 1978 (peak nun leavage) is of an American ex-nun who bounced around having adventures for a couple of years and then married the Director of the FBI. Of the two, ‘I Leap Over the Wall’ is more serious. She shares a few stories, but mostly its deep stuff. Partly that’s the country, I’ve noticed Brit autobios tend to be a bit darker than happy dappy Americans. Example of happy dappy, here Mrs. FBI, tells a silly story about how she never turns left when driving because HARDER and gee whiz. .   #autobiography     #formernuns     #formernun     #womenshistory     #biography     #rarebooks     #oldbooks     #privatelibrary     #bookcollector     #feminist     #womens     #biographical     #memoir  


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Today's the birthday of Angelina Grimké, born February 20, 1805.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Angelina Grimké, born in 1805 in South Carolina, witnessed the suffering of slaves and was called to speak against slavery. She was forced to move to the north and in 1835, she joined the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, and soon became a renown orator addressing audiences with firey speaches.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In 1836 she wrote An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South criticizing slavery, after which a price was placed on her head.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In 1838, she became the first woman to address a legislative body in the US when she spoke to the Massachusetts State Legislature on women’s rights and abolition. She went on to influence such feminist icons as Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She was one of our 1990 Women's History Honorees.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀   #valiantwomenofthevote     #vote100     #knowhername     #womenshistory     #votesforwomen     #abolitionist  


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Hey BTP Bay Area! Black Teacher Project and   @blackfemaleproject   invite you to join us for our 5th annual Women's History Month conversation. This year, the women around the table will discuss leadership in the education sector. Let's explore our shared vision for the future, clarify narratives about teachers, and elevate the power of our profession. We look forward to seeing you. Register using the events link in our bio!   #btpcommunity     #womenshistory     #blackteachermagic     #blackteachersgrowing     #mybtp     #blkeducators     #blackteachersconnect     #Oakland     #blackfemaleteachers     #connection     #bayarea     #equity     #hope     #healing  


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⁠Celebrating our Sheroes!⁠ ⁠ Bessie Coleman was the first woman of African-American descent, and also the first of Native-American descent, to hold a pilot license. ⁠ ⁠   #LWVCSRA     #LeagueOfWomenVoters     #BlackSuffragists     #WomenPowerTheVote     #LWV100     #Voting     #BlackHistoryMonth     #BlackPride     #Inspiration     #WomenForWomen     #StrongWomen     #BlackCulture     #womenssuffrage     #history     #womenshistory     #womensrights     #votesforwomen     #vote     #equality     #voting     #100years     #righttovote     #elections     #suffragemovement     #herstory     #blackhistory     #blacklivesmatter     #blackpride     #blackexcellence     #blackgirlmagic  


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I’m finally reading Frankenstein - wanna know why? It’s because I’m portraying the ghost of Mary Shelley’s mother on March 6th at a very special Penn After Hours event at the Molly Brown House. Do you know who the mother was? None other than one of my heroes; Mary Wollstonecraft. Come to the event to find out the unique connection between spirits and Suffragists.   #womenshistory     #mollybrownhouse     #suffrage     #votesforwomen     #denverevents     #denver     #literature     #womenssuffrage     #volunteering  


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Gratifying bonus question I put on my students’ most recent exam! “Name a person from American history that you’re pretty sure no one else you live with, knows about.” This sample of five of the answers is pretty representative of the entire 120. So many women!! 💪🏽


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  #LAunforgotten   : International socialism’s rise in Cuba paralleled the return to the spotlight of socialists local to L.A. Dorothy Healey retained her position as “chairman” of the CP’s Southern California chapter. In this capacity, she took interviews with the Hearst press and shared the address for her home in South Los Angeles and the address for the party offices on Spring St. : Inviting readers to look into these spaces, Healey gave them access to her ongoing life of study. From these first images, you can see the well-worn pages of a socialist’s library. Dismiss these books as propaganda, but you cannot deny that Healey did her homework. Years later after she quit CP, Healey would give her oral history and co-write her memoir with a historian. There Healey recalled the books that made activists like her, novels by the likes of Upton Sinclair and John Steinbeck. Note Healey’s recommendations of Oil! over The Jungle and In Dubious Battle over The Grapes of Wrath. : My favorite aspect of these photographs is Healey’s bold choice to pose with The Naked Communist by FBI agent W. Cleon Skousen. A conservative author’s exposé of the left, in Mormon eschatological terms, this book would inform generations of rightwing conspiracy theorists. Healey thus shared a lesson with her comrades: you must know your enemies’ minds. : Thus I’ll finish with a memo from the right reprinted in Healey’s memoir: J. Edgar Hoover bragged in 1961 that FBI agents had printed and anonymously distributed 85 copies of a “‘green sheet’ which repeated the charges of ‘white chauvinism’ against the Southern California District white leadership” which “brought back into sharp focus the division between the white and Negro comrades.” Fallout from these tactics included such a drop of membership in Compton, Hoover asserted, that CP closed its section there. :   #socialism     #feelthebern     #democraticsocialism     #lahistory     #womenshistory     #johnsteinbeck     #uptonsinclair     #communistparty     #cpusa  


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This original silver gelatin photo was taken by Bayard Wootten at Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina. The photo measures 7&3/4" x 9&3/4" and mount measures 12" x 15". It's one of seven original signed photos by this esteemed North Carolina photographer that I will soon be offering for sale.   #bayardwootten     #ashleyhall     #charleston     #southcarolina     #photograph     #chapelhillnc     #pioneeringwomen     #newbern     #nchistory     #womenshistory     #femalephotographer     #artphotography     #antiquephotograph     #marybayardmorgan  


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Thank you, Soror Faye B. Bryant, for a job, well done. 💗💚   #AKA1908     #ServiceToAllMankind     #RestInPeace     #WomensHistory     #BlackHistory     #BHM  


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•   @jobcarrcabin   Photo of the window from Temple Beth El, courtesy of local historian Deb Freedman. Find out how this is part of the story of Tacoma's founding mothers at tonight's living history event. ⁠ ⁠ Breaking Molds and Building Community: Tacoma’s Founding Mothers⁠ Thursday, February 20⁠ 6:30-8pm⁠ Old St Peter's Church⁠ 2910 N Starr St, Tacoma⁠ Tickets: $5/person⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠   #herstory     #historythursday     #womeninhistory     #hiddenherstory     #washingtonwomen     #womenshistory     #womensstories     #changemakerswa     #womenoftacoma     #tacomachurch     #synagogue     #tacomahistory  


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We have a special edition newspaper coming out on   #womenpilot   👱‍♀️✈️ Tag your favorite women pilot! 👍   #womenshistorymonth     #womenshistory     #aviation     #womenpilots     #girlpilot     #pilotlife     #aerospace     #avgeek   #✈️   #girlpower  


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I Dream A World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America is now on view. . The 75 photographs of 76 women were taken by Pulitzer Prize winning photo-journalist Brian Lanker. Before Lanker captured these influential figures on film (1987-89), he transcribed their words in interviews subsequently published in his book. Novelist Alice Walker, pictured here, said in her interview with Lanker: "I've met Rosa Parks and Fannie Lou Hamer, They have been tempered in the fire of experience, and they have come through whole and shining, and just to be in their presence is to feel the warmth of the shine. They are like jewels. We're rich because we have those women. And I don't mean just black people are rich. I mean human beings are rich because of those women." Walker's words can be applied to all of the women featured in this exhibition (Rosa Parks among them). We hope that you will come see the exhibition, on view until June 13, 2020. .   #IDREAMAWORLD     #brianlanker     #alicewalker     #blackhistorymonth     #womenshistory     #thecolorpurple     #photojournalism     #filmphotography     #mulvaneartmuseum  


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Celebrate Suffrage Centennial! Born in Nashville in 1864, J. Frankie Pierce was an accomplished African American educator, advocate, and suffragist. She spoke at the first League of Women Voters of Tennessee convention in May 1920 on the importance of the black vote.   #suffragecentennial     #womenshistory     #herstory     #chattanooga     #tennesseehistory     @tnsecstate  


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Thrilled to have the Arequipa Sanatorium included in the National Trust “Where Women Made History” site. Here’s a link to the story I wrote for them. https://contest.savingplaces.org/v3ilrpbk?_ga=2.155346811.1525538698.1582220959-1070923902.1582220959 For more, read my book, “Arequipa Sanatorium: Life in California’s Lung Resort for Women.” www.lynndowney.com   #tuberculosis     #womenshistory     #historyofmedicine  


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Today is Anne Clough's (1820-1892) birthday! Suffragist and educator, Clough is remembered as a promoter and provider of higher education for women in Victorian England. She was the third child and only daughter of James Butler, a Welsh cotton merchant and his wife Anne Perfect, the daughter of a banker. When she was two-years-old, her family migrated to the United States settling in South Carolina, but they returned to England in 1836. Although Newnharn College was the second college for women to open among the 31 colleges of Cambridge University, the female graduates were issued diplomas from Dublin University in Ireland instead of Cambridge University maintaining the gender bias until 1948; this was the barrier that Miss Clough attempted to overcome. Her life is documented in her published diary and in Mary Gallert of the University of Florida 1997 article, “Against the Odds: Anne Jermaine Clough and Women's Education in England.” . .   #history     #herstory     #HistoryNerd     #historyinpictures     #historylover     #historybuff     #HistoryInTheMaking     #historychannel     #HistoryLesson     #historygeek     #historymemes     #historymade     #HistoryMuseum     #historychannelindia     #todayinhistory     #anneclough     #historylovers     #women     #historyphoto     #victorian     #HistoryMaker     #feminism     #feminist     #womenshistory  


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Pages....no coffee...lots of sun ☀️ tho!!!   #ToniStone     @actsanfrancisco     #understudy     #blacklegacy     #blackhistory     #blacklegendry     #womenshistory     #baseball  


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“And now you come to me—women with hands and feet as soft as a queen’s, with more cooking pots than you need, so safe in childbed and so free with your tongues. You come hungry for the story that was lost. You crave words to fill the great silence that swallowed me, and my mothers, and my grandmothers before them. . I wish I had more to tell of my grandmothers. It is terrible how much has been forgotten, which is why, I suppose, remembering seems a holy thing. . I am so grateful that you have come. I will pour out everything inside me so you may leave this table satisfied and fortified. Blessings on your eyes. Blessings on your children. Blessings on the ground beneath you. My heart is a ladle of sweet water, brimming over.” . As rich and satisfying upon re-reading it now, as it was 20 years ago. Once again, I could not put it down. The fictional story of Jacob’s daughter Dinah, who is mentioned just once in the New Testament. A vivid portrayal of women’s lives, loves and traditions that has been left out of both history books and scriptures. The main character becomes a midwife, and the novel selves into the rituals of birth, as well as the cycles and seasons of women’s lives lived together. There is a reason this book spawned a whole modern “red tent” movement. . A modern classic. .   #redtent     #anitadiamant     #redtentmovement     #modernclassic     #whatimreading     #doulabookshelf     #womenshistory     #herstory     #midwives     #birthkeepers     #doulalife     #womenscircle     #reread     #birthbooks     #torontodoula  


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When you're in the groove writing your essay late at night, on the night it's due of course, and your toddler wakes up and you have every word you need to write down in your head, and you gotta write it down before you forget it and never get it back. You multitask. Abe came back from jiu jitsu and found this funny. I thought it was a part of the job. 🤷‍♀️ • • • • •   #momlifebelike     #collegemom     #essaywriting     #womenshistory     #nightowls     #multitaskingmama     #tiredaf     #motherhoodismagic     #motherhoodintheraw     #motherofchaos     #balance     #welcometomyworld     #reallifestory     #keepinitreal  


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