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Fannie Barrier Williams was so significant a thinker that though almost no Black women were invited to lecture at the Chicago World’s Fair, she spoke twice. She addressed the World Congress of Representative Women in May, and the World Parliament of…

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The desire to be proudly Jewish + fully American animated the founding of the National Council of Jewish Women. The US Jewish pop. in the 1880s was still heavily German and Sephardi - small, successful groups. The massive influx of Eastern European…

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On her birthday, celebrate Matilda Joslyn Gage. For video, @SWagner711 points us to this short piece: + sophisticated 10 min. documentary by 8th graders Clara Schneider and Emily Neoh Meanwhile, a few notes about a radical...Gage opposed the merger…

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Every one of this month’s cancelled conferences, lectures, performances combined wouldn’t be as big as the Chicago World’s Fair was in 1893. 600 women spoke in one week of the fair - 6 of them were African-American. 🧵 The Black women who spoke at the…

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Today the Chicago World’s Fair is most familiar from true-crime bestseller “Devil in the White City.” The nickname referred to the white stucco that gave the whole place a marmoreal gleam. It was also an apt description of who was welcome at the…

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North Dakota is #StateoftheWeek! I took the quiz 👇and learned that ND was the 1st to elect a woman to statewide office. 👏 Find out more about women’s suffrage history in North Dakota! Test your knowledge with this state quiz!…

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Debate re: amending the Constitution vs a state-by-state strategy continued almost all the way to 1920. By the 19th A's passage, nearly 1/2 the states let women vote at least partially. Long before any part of the country was "flyover territory,"…

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In 1893, men in Colorado voted to let women vote - the first time such a thing had ever happened. 16 years earlier a referendum failed in CO - just like in KS, MI, NE, OR, RI, WA & SD. So how'd we finally win? [1/2] #StateOfTheWeek…
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