March 10th in Women's History
1841: Ina Coolbirth, US poet, & librarian, 1st California Poet Laureate & 1st poet laureate of any US state, born.
1845: Hallie Quinn Brown, US civil rights & suffrage activist, led effort to preserve Frederick Douglass’ home, born.
1867: Lillian D. Wald, US nurse, founder of the Henry Street Settlement, involved w/ founding of NAACP, born.
1876: Anna Hyatt Huntington, US sculptor & art patron who gifted Collis P. Huntington State Park to CT, born.
1903: Clare Booth Luce, 1st US woman appointed to a major ambassadorial post abroad, author of ‘The Women,’ born.
1913: Harriet Tubman, underground railroad conductor, abolitionist & soldier, dies & is buried w/ full military honors.
1914: UK suffragist Mary Richardson slashes w/ an axe Rokeby’s Venus of Velasquez painting in the National Gallery.
1947: Kim Campbell, the 1st & to date only woman to serve as Prime Minister of Canada, born.
March 25th in Women's History
1347: Catherine of Siena mystic, patron saint of Italy, born.
1586: British citizen Margaret Clitherow executed for harboring priests; she was canonized in 1970.
1830: Maggie Newton Van Cott, first woman licensed to preach in the Methodist Episcopal Church in the US, born.
1911: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire killed 146 immigrant women workers, the youngest just 14.
1914: Aline Saarinen, critic of art & architecture in the US, author & television journalist, born.
1925: Flannery O’Connor, US author & essaying who often wrote in the Southern Gothic style, born.
1934: Gloria Steinem, US feminist leader, writer, & organizer, co-founder of Ms. Magazine, The Ms. Foundation, The Women’s Media Center and many more, born.
1967: Debi Thomas, 1st African-American to hold US National titles in ladies’ singles figure skating, Olympic bronze medalist, born.
1971: Sheryl Swoopes, US basketball player, 1st player to be signed w/ WNBA, 3 time Olympic gold medal winner, born.
March 14th in Radical Women's History
1833: Lucy Hobbs Taylor, dentist, women’s rights advocate; 1st woman in US to be granted a dentistry degree, born.
1868: Emily Murphy, Canadian feminist, one of the Famous Five in the Persons Case, which legally declared women people under Canadian law, born.
1875: Isadore Gilbert Mudge, known as the foremost US reference librarian of her time, author & archivist, born.
1877: Edna Woolman Chase, editor in chief of Vogue magazine who began her career working in Vogue’s mail room, born.
1887: Sylvia Woodbridge Beach, US Parisian publisher, published Joyce’s Ulysses when it was outlawed as obscene, born.
1899: Ada Kramm, Norwegian stage & film actress & producer whose career spanned more than 6 decades, born.
1904: Doris Eaton Travis, US actress, dance instructor & owner of 20 dance schools, last surviving Ziegfeld girl, born.
1921: Ada Louise Huxtable, winner of 1st ever Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, 1st architecture critic for The New York Times, born.
1923: Diane Arbus, US photographer most widely known for photos of people society considered “abnormal,” born.
1/11/1885 — b. Alice Stokes Paul
1/11/1885 — Alice Stokes Paul, suffrage leader, international organizer, lawyer, b. Moorestown, NJ. Contributed some of the most outstanding 20th c. political achievements for women’s rights. Founder and leader the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage and the National Woman’s Party, the more aggressive groups of the suffrage movement, which succeeded in the passage of the 19th Amendment. Organized the Washington D.C. suffrage parade (1913), and was jailed in England and the US. She waged a hunger strike in prison, where she was hospitalized, force-fed and treated as insane. After woman’s suffrage was achieved she received a law degree (1922), authored and proposed the Equal Rights Amendment, and influenced the charter of the United Nations.
February 26th in Women's History
1858: Lavinia Dock, nursing pioneer who wrote history of nursing & general manual, suffragist & women’s rights activist, born.
1859: Louise DeKoven Bowen, helped establish separate justice system for juveniles, suffragist & Hull House president, born.
1879: Mabel Dodge Luhan, wealthy US patron of the Taos art colony, author of her memoirs & books on artist friends, born.
1906: Edith Madeleine Carroll, English actress, famous “Hitchcock blonde,” gave up career to work as nurse in WWII, born.
1944: Sue Dauser, Director of the Navy Nurse Corps, becomes the first female Captain in the U.S. Navy.
1950: Helen Clark, 2nd female Prime Minister of New Zealand and the 1st to have won office at an election, born.
1987: The Church of England’s General Synod voted to support the ordination of women priests. http://bit.ly/xEhEBD
2012: Danica Patrick becomes the 3rd woman to start the NASCAR Daytona 500 race.
Women's History in Motion Project
You have probably heard someone say; “Black History Month is February, Women’s History Month is March, what happens the rest of the year?”
Have you ever had an answer to the question and wanted to do something about it?
One way the Women’s Studies Program at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX has decided to answer this question is to continue posting women and women’s accomplishments throughout history to our wall.
Taking inspiration from the National Women’s History Project theme “Our History is Our Strength”, we are asking for your help to post your favorite and/or significant woman in history, of your choosing, that has made an impact on you in your career, family, education, life, etc.
The purpose of this project is to see how many diverse women (known or not known) we can honor who have helped create a better world for the times in which they lived as well as for future generations.
The type of posting’s usually have an educational component so remember to include links to further reading or images.
Thank you in advance for helping educate us all on how “our history is our strength”.
Look forward to seeing your post.
Link to TTU WS page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=57233222076