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Surgeons gonna surgeon, and Dr. Mabel Seagrave was practically giddy about what she could learn by going to war. She anticipated “a wonderful advance in surgical knowledge through the enforced operations made necessary by unusual wounds.” ⚕️& 🌈…

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Is citizenship earned or inherent? Did women need to prove they deserved the vote? Once the US entered WWI, women were eager to be of service--especially women with something to prove. Over the next days we’ll meet 2 groups of women who served: white…

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Sarah Smith Garnet & Dr. Susan Smith-McKinney Steward were sisters - Sarah the eldest of 10, Susan the 7th. Together, their impact on Brooklyn’s African-American community was immense. Their suffrage contributions - Sarah’s especially - were…

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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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A woman who wanted to be a doctor in the 1850’s more or less needed to start her own medical school. When Elizabeth Blackwell applied in 1847, she was turned down everywhere. Harvard, Yale, Bowdoin, and every medical school in New York City and…

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Happy #ComingOutDay to Anna Howard Shaw & Lucy Anthony! Shaw led the movement from 1904-1915. She wasn't our greatest leader, TBH. But she was a minister, a doctor - the 1st woman Rev. & Dr. - and for 30 years partner of Susan B's niece Lucy.…

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PART II. In 1865 Pres. Andrew Johnson awarded Dr. Mary Walker the Medal of Honor. Dr. Walker wore the medal pinned to her suit coat every day for the rest of her life. In 1917, her medal was rescinded along w/those of 911 men, for want of direct…

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The only woman ever awarded the Medal of Honor - the US military’s highest decoration - was a genderqueer Civil War surgeon named Dr. Mary Edwards Walker.Walker was a suffragist, a veteran and POW, and a talented doctor who challenged convention in…
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