Posts Tagged ‘Women’s History’
Learn about the 19th century’s working girls: those in the workplace for the first time, and those working in the world’s oldest profession.
Sarah Goode is believed to be the first African American woman to receive a United States patent. She invented a folding bed, a precursor to the modern Murphy bed.
Nurse, humanitarian, battlefield-braver, and kick-butt 19th century woman: Harriet Tubman was truly astounding.
We’re thinking about another Clara: Clara Lemlich. While Clara Barton was one of the first female federal employees, Clara Lemlich was also a working woman … a garment worker on New York’s Lower East Side.
This Veteran’s Day and Women’s History Wednesday, we’re honoring a group of veterans few people know about: Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs).
Susie King Taylor was incredible. There’s no other way to put it.
Another amazing 19th century woman, like Clara, Mother Jones fought for the welfare of others.
Ada Lovelace was the word’s first computer programmer … in the 1840s. That’s right, we said 1840s.
The “Lady with the Lamp” was one of the founding figures in battlefield nursing.
It’s Banned Books week, and we’re thinking about Harriett Beecher Stowe, and her book Uncle Tom’s Cabin.