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When US suffragists began street demonstrations in 1910, the women in the UK had already become more brazen. They were holding huge demonstrations, intentionally provoking arrest, and more. One of their leaders came to the US in 1907 to encourage us…

British suffragists got angry and impatient before the Americans did. Their breakaway radical faction became known as “suffragettes” - it was meant as a slur, until they adopted it proudly. [Protest history thread.] Emmeline Pankhurst and her…

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So many talented African-American women became teachers when outlets for intellectual and managerial skill were few. Sarah Smith Garnet began teaching when she was 14 years old, and in 1863 she became the first Black woman to be principal of a New…
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