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Here are the suffrage anniversaries we'll commemorate this week, our latest book recommendations, and more.
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“I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but nouns, not mere appendages made to qualify somebody else.” -Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1880. Happy International #DayOfTheGirl

“I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but nouns, not mere appendages made to qualify somebody else, but independent, responsible workers in carrying forward the grand eternal plans in the redemption of...
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Women at Work: Mary Ann Shadd Cary

She was both the first black North American woman to publish and edit a newspaper and the first to be admitted to law school. 19forthe19th @usnatarchives via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B3HX5tBhE6j/ Mary Ann Shadd C ary...
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California women won the right to vote, doubling the nation’s female voters, on October 10, 1911.

California women’s strategy of organizing in rural counties, where opposition was less organized, paid off for California women when rural counties carried the vote for women’s suffrage in 1911.  When California women won the...
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“The fact that somebody is displeased is no evidence that we are wrong.” —Mary Ann Shadd, 1854

“The fact that somebody is displeased is no evidence that we are wrong.” —Mary Ann Shadd, 1854 Mary Ann Shadd Cary was the first black woman in North America to edit a newspaper and...
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