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What's a Rochester suffragist from Susan B Anthony's day doing on a racist anti-suffrage leaflet in Virginia circa 1920? Read on . . . Julie O’Connor @AlbanyMuskrat recently called my attention to Hester Jeffrey, a prominent African American…

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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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Women’s historians talk about “clubwomen” a lot. What the heck was a club? (I say “was” not to dismiss the clubs that still exist. Across the 20th c. membership dwindled for reasons inc. shifting leisure time & more professional opportunity for…

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In 1893, inspired by Ida B Wells’ call to do something to fight lynching, Josephine St Pierre Ruffin founded the Woman’s Era Club in Boston. Two years later she invited dozens of other Black women’s clubs that had sprung up around the country to…
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