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New initiatives to link the past with the present: Seneca Falls and the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation

¬†Two important announcements from the “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement of the United States (upstate NY) represent a trend of bringing the past out of isolation and linking a rich cultural heritage to social issues relevant for our times. 280 more words

Suffrage Movement

Kathrine Switzer - Boston Marathon Pioneer

Kathrine Switzer became famous because she gave herself permission to say yes.

In 1967, when Kathrine was 17, she entered the Boston Marathon – when women weren’t allowed in the all-men’s race. 293 more words

Health And Fitness

Feature: Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman was born in Atlanta, Texas, in 1892. The family soon moved to a farm near Dallas. Her father, George Coleman, moved to Indian Territory, Oklahoma, in 1901, where he had rights, based on having three Indian grandparents. 877 more words