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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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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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I wrote this piece for @JSTOR_Daily - but had to cut the suffrage connection! Enjoy some #IdaBWells brilliance tonight, and stay tuned for the outtakes over the next few days. The World’s Fair That Ignored More Than Half the World 

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My first surprise of the exhibit #500yearsofwomenswork @grolierclub today was that it was packed. About 100 people came to hear the #lisaungerbaskincollection described by Lisa herself. So many gems: - The pamphlet Ida B Wells wrote with Frederick…

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Memphis in the 1880s was still rebuilding from the war and the yellow fever epidemics. It wasn’t a very big place. The two women discussed yesterday - Julia Hooks & Elizabeth Meriwether - were each elites in their own circles. Did they ever meet?…
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