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Mary Church Terrell, Professional Game-Changer

From the day she was born in 1863, Mary Church Terrell was at a crossroads. As a child of mixed race parents, her very genetic makeup confounded the population and infuriated the racists among them (in Memphis in 1863, the very year the Emancipation Proclamation was—well, proclaimed, there were surely many racists). 959 more words

Women's History

Hand Quilt Along: Nasty Women Quilt 

Think “quilter.”

What image comes to mind?

For me, the image is of a plump, gray-haired lady (not woman, but lady), wearing an apron over a housedress. 635 more words

Celebrating Hands At Home

February 15th Susan B. Anthony Day

Today is Susan B. Anthony’s birthday, of course her actual birthday was back in 1820 but who’s counting the years! The world Susan B. Anthony grew up in was very different from the world today. 230 more words

Unboxing The Bizarre

Thursday Doors Suffragette

The Old Vicarage, Cirencester. The door is covered with black plastic, reminiscent of the plastic-sheeted doors of the refugee camp in Kutupalong, Bangladesh. But last week was the centenary of the Representation of the People Bill when 8 million women gained the right to vote. 16 more words

Thursday Doors

Susan B. Anthony

Born Susan Brownell Anthony on this day in 1820, the women’s rights movement in the United States of America is credited with her work and activism. 185 more words

Writing Corner

“Sisterhood of Sorrow”: WW1's Other Battle

The Christmas celebration dates centuries back. And although its Biblical origins are these days generally shrugged off to make room for a food-feast and a consumerist orgy, it is still given a special place amongst the favorite traditions worldwide. 1,352 more words