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Operation Babylift

Following on the heels of my post about First Lieutenant Sharon Ann Lane, I wanted to write about the heroism of another group of women at the end of the Vietnam War. 586 more words

Womens History

Reading History: "The Alice Network" (Kate Quinn)

I hate to be a fangirl but, well, I’ve been a fan of Kate Quinn’s ever since I read her book Mistress of Rome way back when. 993 more words

History

Sharon Ann Lane

I usually write about ancient women on this blog—women from Classical times—because I’ve always felt like their contribution to history has been forgotten. But I recently came upon the story of another woman, a modern woman, whose story I think has also been forgotten. 520 more words

Womens History

Mother King - A life, a movement, an inspiration for these times

Before you read on, pause to view this short YouTube story about Alberta Williams King:   Then read a bit about the death of MLK’s mother here: … 319 more words

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Lessons for today from the Woman Suffrage Movement

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.  Winston Churchill

Recently I posted on this blog a spate of brief and preliminary backgrounders about the forthcoming celebration of the centenary of ratification of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote.  525 more words

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Livia, Empress of Rome

Two weeks ago, I sat in Livia’s dining room.

Not her actual dining room, but within the four painted plaster walls that lined her dining room two thousand years ago and now are located at the Museo Palazzo Massimo in Rome.   511 more words

Womens History