Woman of the Week

Week Forty-seven – November 19, 2017 – Sarah Josepha Hale (1788-1879)

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Established National Holiday

My November 2017 CountHerhistory column: Sarah’s Thanksgiving Holiday

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Week Forty-six – November 12, 2017 –  Nellie Taylor Ross (1876-1977)

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First American Woman Governor

My July 2013 CountHerhistory column: GovernHers

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Week Forty-five – November 5, 2017 – Wilma Mankiller  (1945-2010)

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  Cherokee Nation first female deputy chief: My August 2012 CountHerhistory column: Cherokee Ms. Chief

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Week Forty-four- October 29, 2017 – Muriel Siebert (1928-2013)

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first female to own a seat on the NYSE.

My Dec/2008 CoutHerhistory column: Wall Street Women

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Week Forty-three –  October 22,  2017 – Marie Teresa Ríos (1917–1999)

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of Puerto Rican heritage, drove an Army truck during WWII, wife of West Point graduate, mother of Medal of Honor recipient, buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

My December/2012 column: Flag/Professor/Flying Nun

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Week Forty-two – October 15, 2017 – Rosa González, RN (1889–1981)

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Director of Nurses Services of the American Red Cross in Puerto Rico during WWII.

My November/2012 column: Doctor/Nurse

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Week Forty-one – October 8, 2017 – Dr. Dolores Mercedes Piñero (1892–1975)

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one of the first Puerto Rican women MD’s, served in the US Army to set up a hospital for American troops during WWI. My November/2012 column: Doctor/Nurse

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Week Forty – October 1, 2017 –  Ana María O’Neill (1894-1981)

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first female professor of Commerce at University of Puerto Rico. Supported women in business and their right to vote. My December 2012/ column: Flag/Professor/Flying Nun

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Week Thirty-nine – September 24, 2017 – Lola Rodríguez de Tió (1843-1924)

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poet, advocate of women’s rights, abolition of slavery, independence for Puerto Rico and presumed designer of PR’s flag. My December 2012/ column: Flag/Professor/Flying Nun

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Week Thirty-eight – September 17, 2017 –  Ana Figueroa Gajardo

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Of Chile, First women to chair a UN General Assembly committee and to serve on the UN Security Council (1950s) w Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Week Thirty-seven  – September 10, 2017 – Joanne Simpson PhD

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Her “Hot Tower” hypothesis that clouds carry warm moist air from the ocean 50,000 ft. into the air explained the hurricane eye. My October/November 2011 columns:

Her Head In the Clouds/Her Eye in the Hurricane

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Week Thirty-six – September 3, 2017 –  Charlotte Cooper

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Three time Wimbledon champion, first female Olympic gold medal winner, but did not receive a “medal.” My August 2008 column: Paris to Beijing

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Week Thirty-five – August 27, 2017 – Gloria Steinem

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Founded Ms. magazine as a one-page insert in New York magazine in 1971.

My January/2011 column: Mag Women

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Week Thirty-four – August 20, 2017 – President Michelle Bachelet

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First/current female president of Chile, 2006-2010/2014-

My January/2007 column: Madame President

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Week Thirty-three – August 13, 2017 – Jerrie Cobb

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Of 13 women qualified to be 1960’s astronauts but couldn’t because they weren’t men. My December/2006 column: AstroNOmical Women.

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Week Thirty-two – August 6, 2017 – Katherine Goddard

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My Summer/2006 column: Independence Declared.

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Week Thirty-one – July 30, 2017 – Mary Pickford

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Founded United Artists Studios in 1919 with three male Hollywood VIPs.

My March/2005 column: Celluloid Ladies.

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Week Thirty – July 23, 2017 – S. Jocelyn Bell Burnell

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First to detect extraterrestrial pulsar signals in 1967 but did not receive the Nobel Prize for this discovery. My October/2004 column: Noble Not Nobel Women.

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Week Twenty-nine – July 16, 2017 Ann McGlone Burke

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Launched the first Special Olympics on March 29, 1968 in Chicago.

My January/2015 column: A Special Olympic Lady.

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Week Twenty-eight – July 9, 2017 – Tidye Pickett

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 First African-American (Chicagoan) woman to represent the U. St. at the Olympics in 1906. My August/2001 column: Olympic Women.

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Week Twenty-seven- July 2, 2017 – Harriet Quimby

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First U.S. woman to receive a pilot license who flew the English Channel in 1912.

My September/2014 column: Top Gunners.

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Week Twenty-six – June 25, 2017 – Melitta Bentz

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Designed and patented her coffee filter device, founded the Melitta Coffee Co. in 1908.

My October/2015 column: Her Filter Your Coffee.

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Week Twenty-five – June 18, 2017 – Juneteenth Women

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Week Twenty-four – June 11, 2017 – Planned Fatherhood

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New forms of male contraception could hit the market in a few years. For women, planned fatherhood will be life changing. My March/2016 column: Planned Fatherhood.

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Week Twenty-three – June 4, 2017 – Virginia Minor

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Her right to vote unanimously denied by the (male) US Supreme Court 1872 decision / women did not enjoy the same rights and privileges of citizenship as men. My column August/2014: A Major Supreme Court Minor Case.

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Week Twenty-two – May 28, 2017 – Professor Moina Michael

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In 1920 initiated wearing a poppy to honor those lost in war and began their sale to benefit veterans. My May/2016 column: Memorial Day Women.

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Week Twenty-one – May 21, 2017 – Madame C. J. Walker

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Considered to be the first self-made female millionaire in America, (1867-1919) was born in poverty to former slaves in Louisiana. My March/2015 column: About Her Business.

 

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Week Twenty – May 14, 2017 – Babe Didrikson-Zaharias

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With twelve other women founded the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) in 1950. My May/2009 column: The Other Babe.

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Week Nineteen – May 7, 2017-  Jackie Mitchell

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Organized baseball’s first signed female pitcher, her contract cancelled after she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in one game. My  April/2014 column: Two Strikes She’s Out.

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Week Eighteen – April 30, 2017 – Rose Knox

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One of America’s first businesswomen, worked out of her home in the 1870s and in 1925 led her company worth $1 million. My January/2014 column: Lean In 1908.

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Week Seventeen- April 23, 2017 – Gladys Hobby

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Grew cultures of penicillin leading to the first antibiotic four years after Alexander Fleming, unable to grow cultures, abandoned his discovery. My May/2014 column: Her Penicillin, Too.

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Week Sixteen- April 16, 2017 – Fannie Farmer

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Standardized exact cooking measurements & introduced the science of nutrition. My September/2012 column: A Teaspoon of Sugar

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Week Fifteen – April 9, 2017- Zerna Addis Sharp

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Conceived the Dick and Jane elementary textbook reader. My September/2015 column: Dick & Jane & Zerna.

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Week Fourteen – April 2, 2017 – Ethel Andrus

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Founded AARP in 1958 to provide decent living stanards and affordable health insurance for retirees. My February/2017 column: Her AARP.

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Week Thirteen – March 26, 2017 – Maria Pepe

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Denied playing Little League baseball in 1972 because she was a girl, persisted in the courts so girls could play ball. My March/2017 column: Little League Girl.

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Week Twelve – March 19, 2017 – Martha Rountree

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MEET THE PRESS founder, its first and only female moderator since its 1947 tv debut, the longest running television program ever, my Jan/2017 column: Her Meet the Press.

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Week Eleven – March 12, 2017 – Gertrude Bell

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Considered the female Lawrence of Arabia my Dec/2013 column: Bell of Arabia

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Week Ten – March 5, 2017 – Jill Abramson

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Gender-related discharged long-time professional journalist.  My June/2014 column:

Jack & Jill Journalism

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Week Nine – February 26, 2017 – Margaret Burroughs

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Author, artist, historian, in 1961 Chicago, opened one of the first USA African American Museums, the DuSable. My Feb/2016 column: Margaret’s Black History Museum.

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Week Eight – February 19, 2017 – Lutie A. Lytle

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First and only female law professor in the world in 1898, the first African American woman admitted to the Tennessee bar, the Kansas bar, and the first African American woman member of the Negro Bar Association. My Feb/2013 column: A Lytle Woman Lawyer.

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Week Seven – February 12, 2017 – Few names are known

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Actual number is unknown, still we remember all women lynched in America.

My Feb/2015 column: Black Women Lynched, Too.

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Week Six – February 5, 2017 – Dr. Rebecca J. Cole

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Her family was enslaved, denied a decent living and medical care. She became a physician. First black graduate of Woman’s Medical College, 1867. My Feb/2014 column:

A Cole Case.

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Week Five – January 29, 2017 – Dr. Cecilia Payne

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Known as the female Darwin, changed our understanding of the “origin” of the universe. She demonstrated how to read the surface temperature of any star, the sun most notably. My Dec/2014 column: Female Darwin.

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Week Four – January 22, 2017 – Gerda Lerner

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Established MA and PhD degree programs and is known as the Founder of Women’s History. My April/2015 column: Y Women’s History? Because!

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Week Three – January 15, 2017 – Ann Moore

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A Peace Corps volunteer in Africa in the sixties, noted mothers carrying their babies in fabric wraps then designed the Snugli. My Nov/2015 column: A Snugli Cultural Change.

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Week Two – January 8, 2017 – Olive Ann Beech

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One of first businesswoman to lead a major corporation. In the 1970s, Fortune magazine called her one of the ten highest-ranking women executives in major American corporations. My July/2014 column: An Olive Beech.

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Week One – January 1, 2017 –  Joanne Simpson

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 First woman to earn a PhD in meteorology, documented the powerful heat force in the eye of a hurricane, and was the lead developer of the first weather satellite. My Nov/2016 column: Historic STEMM Women/Meteorologists.

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2016 ~ A CHAPTER A WEEK  ~ 52 WEEKS

MORE WOMEN CELEBRATED IN MY SECOND BOOK

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NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE & PRINT ORDERS!

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2016 December 25/Week Fifty-two/Chapter Fifty-two: Her Words/His Music

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Maureen Watkins

1930’s Chicago Tribune Crime Reporter author of Chicago

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2016 December 18/Week Fifty-one/Chapter Fifty-one: Puerto Rican Flag/Professor/Flying Nun

Meet

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Marie Teresa Ríos

WWII pilot & book author of The Flying Nun TV show

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2016 December 11/Week Fifty/Chapter Fifty: Puertoriqueña Doctor/Nurse

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2016 December 4/Week Forty-nine/Chapter Forty-nine: Cherokee Ms. Chief

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Wilma Mankiller

first woman deputy chief of the Cherokee Nation

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2016 November 27/Week Forty-eight/Chapter Forty-eight: Chapter Forty-eight: Rosie the Radical

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Rosa Parks

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More than just a seamstress

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2016 November 20/Week Forty-seven/Chapter Forty-seven: Born in the USA

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Yoshiko Uchida

Japanese American  literature pioneer of diversity experiences in the USA

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2016 November 20/Week Forty-six/Chapter Forty-six: Not So Bad/No Qué Lástima

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Frida Kahlo

 beautifully painted painful gender limitations

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2016 November 13/Week Forty-five/Chapter Forty-five: Moroccan Women

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women in the USA live in a country of only 0.8 percent Muslim women

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2016 November 6/Week Forty-four/Chapter Forty-four: Trumping Women

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Edna White

female child prodigy & celebrity trumpeter in the 1900s

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2016 October 30/Week Forty-three/Chapter Forty-three: First, First Ladies

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Michelle Obama

America’s first non-white FLOTUS

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2016 October 23/Week Forty-two/Chapter Forty-two: GovernHers

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the current six female U.S. GovernHers

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2016 October 16/Week Forty-one/Chapter Forty-one: HouseWomen

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the  84 women serving w 351 men in the U.S. House

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2016 October 9/Week Forty/Chapter Forty: Fab Forty-Four SenateHers

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 the 20 women senators serving in the current 114th Congress

with 180 men senators serving in the current 114th Congress

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2016 October 2/Week Thirty-nine/Chapter Thirty-nine: Of Married Men and Mistresses

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Anne Morrow Lindberg wife of Charles who fathered seven secret children w three women

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2016 September 25/Week Thirty-eight/Chapter Thirty-eight: Lyda Oh Lyda 

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Lyda Conley

1909 NATIVE AMERICAN LAWYER/ACTIVIST

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2016 September 18/Week Thirty-seven/Chapter Thirty-seven: Rhythm and Gender

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early women drummers forbidden to drum

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2016 September 11/Week Thirty-six/Chapter Thirty-six: Phyllisharmonic 

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Florence Beatrice Price

composer of first symphony by a black woman

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2016 September 4/Week Thirty-five/Chapter Thirty-five: Women in Black

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Peace-Wanting Women

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2016 August 28/Week Thirty-four/Chapter Thirty-four: Her Military Time

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Military Women

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2016 August 21/Week Thirty-three/Chapter Thirty-three: Civil War Female Surgeon

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Dr. Mary Walker

only woman to receive US Medal of Honor

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2016 August 14/Week Thirty-two/Chapter Thirty-two: Her Eye in the Hurricane

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Joanne Simpson, PhD

who documented the heat that drives the eye of the hurricane.

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2016 August 7/Week Thirty-one/Chapter Thirty-one: Her Head in the Clouds

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Joanne Simpson, PhD

her discoveries revolutionized meteorology.

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2016 July 31/Week Thirty/Chapter Thirty: Weather She Qualified 

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Sarah Frances Whiting

America’s first female meteorologist.

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2016 July 24/Week Twenty-nine/Chapter Twenty-nine: Fab Fem Firefighters

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Molly Williams

former slave and America’s first female fighter!

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2016 July 17/Week Twenty-eight/Chapter Twenty-eight: Feminine Paul Revere

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who rode twice the distance as Paul to warn of the British coming!

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2016 July 10/Week Twenty-seven/Chapter Twenty-seven: Women’s Software

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the ENIAC women

who wrote and programmed the first computer software.

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2016 July 3/Week Twenty-six/Chapter Twenty-six: Her Kabuki/Not His

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Originally women dancing as men & women until women were forbidden to dance

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2016 June 26/Week Twenty-five/Chapter Twenty-five: Veiled Egyptian Protestors

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Huda Shaarawi

one of the veiled women who protested in the streets in 1923

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2016 June 19/Week Twenty-four/Chapter Twenty-four: Mag Women

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first women’s magazine 1792 of knowledge / beauty & fashion came later

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2016 June 12/Week Twenty-three/Chapter Twenty-three: Dos Equis

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Nettie Stevens, PhD

who discovered that  XX & Xy chromosomes determine gender

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2016 June 5/Week Twenty-two/Chapter Twenty-two: Ladies D-Day

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More than one day – more than 59,000 nurses.

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2016 May 29/Week Twenty-one/Chapter Twenty-one: With Women

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 Female home midwifery from ancient Greece until male doctors in early 1900s advocated its abolition in favor of hospital obstetrics

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2016 May 22/Week Twenty-Chapter Twenty: Abortion Anthology 

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Since ancient Greece …

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2016 May 8/Week Nineteen-Chapter Nineteen: Bewitched, Battered and Bewildered 

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2016 May 1/Week Eighteen-Chapter Eighteen: Mother’s Day

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who began the observance in 1872 as a Mother’s Day of Peace

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2016 April 24/Week Seventeen – Chapter Seventeen: The Oldest Profession-al Women

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MEET the Biblical Tamar

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2016 April 17/Week Sixteen – Chapter Sixteen: St. Louie Women

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MEET Josephine Baker

singer/dancer/war hero/racial activist

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2016 April 10/Week Fifteen – Chapter Fifteen: Kevlar, Cookies, & Cocktails

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MEET Margarita Sames

credited with creating the margarita cocktail in 1948.

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2016 April 3/Week Fourteen – Chapter Fourteen: Olympic Women a French Start

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Women first allowed to compete at the 1900 Olympic games in France.

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2016 March 27/Week Thirteen- Chapter Thirteen: She Saw In Circles

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credited with inventing the circular saw in 1813.

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2016 March 20/Week Twelve-Chapter Twelve: On Her Wash

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inventor of the dishwasher/her design bought by KitchenAid.

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2016 March 13/Week Eleven-Chapter Eleven: Start The/Her Presses

Elizabeth Glover

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established America’s first printing press business in 1638.

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2016 March 6/Week Ten-Chapter Ten: Madame Mayors

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the first woman elected to any political office in the United States.

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2016 February 28/Week Nine-Chapter Nine: Presidential Conventional Women

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First woman in the US. to run for president – 1892.

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2016 February 21/Week Eight-Chapter Eight: NAACP White Woman Founder 

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MEET Mary White Ovington

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2016 February 14/Week Seven-Chapter Seven: First Lady Of The Black Press

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Meet Ethel Payne

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2016 February 7/Week Six-Chapter Six: Counting Women of Color

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The first African American to win mathematics’ most prestigious young person’s award.

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2016 January 31/Week Five-Chapter Five: 1st African American Black Woman’s Bank

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MEET Maggie Lena Walker

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2016 January 24/Week Four-Chapter Four: Female Pharaohs to Fathom

MEET Cleopatra

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A major politician in world history!

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2016 January 17/Week Three-Chapter Three: Age & Sex Legal Discrimination

MEET TV anchor Christine Craft

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Demoted in 1981 as “too old, too ugly, not deferential to men” at 37.

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2016 January 10 / Week Two-Chapter Two: Her Quilts Cover & More

MEET the Quilters of Gee’s Bend

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Women who bravely expressed politics when barred by men from voting.

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2016 January 3 / Week One-Chapter One: Her Dam Water

Meet: Harriet Russell Strong, Irrigation Engineer

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Her 1917 plan to dam the Colorado River was rejected by the US government 14 years before construction began on the Hoover Dam in 1931.

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WEEK 52-DECEMBER 27, 2015-Chapter Fifty-two: Her Cell Phone

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Hedy Lamarr whose  1942 patent is the basic technology of all wireless devices, most notably, the cell phone!

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WEEK 51-DECEMBER 20, 2015-Chapter Fifty-one: Medicine Women

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Harriot Hunt

the first woman to apply but refused admission to medical school because of her gender.

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WEEK 50-DECEMBER 13, 2015-Chapter Fifty: Her Bly Line

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Nellie Bly

the investigative reporter who in 1889 traveled around the world in 72 days?

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WEEK 49-DECEMBER 6, 2015-Chapter Foty-nine: Her March/His Moment

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Coretta Scott King

who, in April 1963 suggested a civil rights march on Washington, D. C.

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WEEK 48-NOVEMBER 29, 2015-CHAPTER FORTY-EIGHT: Her Un-Silent Season

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Rachel Carson

whose 1940’s scientific research on DDT in fish and wildlife ignighted today’s Environmental Movement?

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Saturday November 14, 2015

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WEEK 47-NOVEMBER 22, 2015-CHAPTER FORTY-SEVEN: Wife/Copilot

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Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 the relief pilot on all of Charles Lindbergh’s expeditions!

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WEEK 46-NOVEMBER 15, 2015-CHAPTER FORTY-SIX: The Lady and Law School

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Lutie A. Lytle

the first female law “professor” in the world?

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WEEK 45-NOVEMBER 8, 2015-CHAPTER FORTY-FIVE: No small Step For Women

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pilots who qualified to train as America’s first astronauts but could not because they were women?

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WEEK 44-NOVEMBER 1, 2015-CHAPTER FORTY-FOUR: US Supreme Hearts

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Sonia Sotomayor

appointed by President Obama as the 111th but only the 3rd female Supreme Court Justice?

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WEEK 43-OCTOBER 25, 2015-CHAPTER FORTY-THREE: The Other Babe

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Babe Didrikson-Zaharies

who qualified for five 1932 Olympic events but as a woman was allowed to enter only three.

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WEEK 42-OCTOBER 18, 2015-CHAPTER FORTY-TWO: FLOTUS

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Michelle Robinson Obama

The forty-fifth and the first black woman FLOTUS.

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WEEK 41-OCTOBER 11, 2015-CHAPTER FORTY-ONE: Wall Street Women

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Muriel Siebert

with impressive job credentials but whose inquires in the financial world had to list her initials not her name for a response.

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WEEK 40-OCTOBER 4, 2015-CHAPTER FORTY: HERst Castle

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Julia Morgan

 Architect of America’s famous Hearst castle who was listed in California historical records as Hearst’s private secretary.

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WEEK 39-SEPTEMBER 27, 2015-CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE: Unbarred Women Paris to Beijing

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 it is written, who were the prizes in men’s ancient Olympic chariot races.

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WEEK 38-SEPTEMBER 20, 2015-CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT: Unwelcome Female Nursing Aid

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Florence Nightingale

who developed the concept of presenting social analysis in a mathematical graphic known today as the pie chart.

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WEEK 37-SEPTEMBER 13, 2015-CHAPTER THRITY-SEVEN: Yes She Can

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Alice Huyler Ramsey

the first woman in drive cross country and did so in 1909.

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WEEK 36- SEPTEMBER 6, 2015-CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX: International Women’s Day

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Luise Zietz

who, in 1908, began to organize a day to celebrate international women’s solidarity.

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WEEK 35-AUGUST  30, 2015-CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE: Women Airforce Service Pilots

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The WASP women

who tested World War II army aircraft for male pilot safety despite being denied military recognition, pay, uniforms, honors, and burials when they died in action.

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WEEK 34-AUGUST 23, 2015-CHAPTER THRITY-FOUR: War & Women’s Peace

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Wu Zetian

 the only woman to rule China during a peaceful Tang dynasty.

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WEEK 33-AUGUST 16, 2015-CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE: The Missing Peace

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Jeannette Rankin

the only Congress(wo)man to vote against U.S. participation in both World Wars I and II.

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WEEK 32-AUGUST 9, 2015-CHAPTER THRITY-TWO: Mostly Men, Women & Children

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Florence Kelly

who created the U.S. National Consumer League and developed the U.S. Children’s Bureau!

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WEEK 31-AUGUST 2, 2015–CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE: Her Social Securi-Tea

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Frances Perkins

who suffered demands to resign as the first female Cabinet member but didn’t and was the chief architect of the Social Security Act.

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WEEK 30-JULY 26, 2015–CHAPTER THIRTY: Oh She/OSHA

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Dr. Alice Hamilton

who developed occupational safety and health standards for others as she worked under gender-abusive standards.

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WEEK 29-JULY 19, 2015–CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE: Jane & Gender

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Jane Addams

told by men & social mores restricting women that she couldn’t and shouldn’t,

but she didn’t listen and she sure did!

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WEEK 28-JULY 12, 2015–CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT: Taxes a la Godiva

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Lady Godiva

who rode naked through her town to reduce obtrusive taxes on the poor assessed by her husband.

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WEEK 27-JULY 5, 2015–CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN: Bags to Bridges

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Emily Roebling

the civil engineer of the Brooklyn Bridges but without the title because of her gender.

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WEEK 26-JUNE 28, 2015–CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX: Civil Rights Women

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Jo Ann Robinson

who printed 52,000 flyers to start the Montgomery bus boycott!

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WEEK 25-June 21 , 2015–CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE: Madame President

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Iceland’s Vigdis Finnbogadottir

the first woman “elected” president of any country in 1980.

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WEEK 24-June 14, 2015–CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR: AstroNOmical Women

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Henrietta Leavitt

who charted the sky enabling others as Hubble to make galactic discoveries.

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WEEK 23-JUNE 7, 2015–CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE: Queen For A Dole

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Queen Liliuokalani

who was militarily dethroned by the U.S. prior to U.S. annexation and statehood of “her” country, Hawaii.

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WEEK 22-MAY 31, 2015–CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: Mrs. O’Leary Cowed

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Mrs. O’Leary

who died NOT knowing newspaper reporters admitted they concocted her cow story.

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WEEK 21-May 24, 2015–CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: Field’s Ladies Macy*

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who could not enter businessmen’s clubs thus did prestigious networking where they could.

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WEEK 20-May 17, 2015–CHAPTER TWENTY: Colossal Women In Publishing

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Mary Katherine Goddard

chosen to publish the original Declaration of Independence.

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WEEK 19-May 10, 2015–CHAPTER NINETEEN:  Three Mary’s Magdalene

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 Mary Magadalene

one of three Mary’s conflated by Pope Gregory in 591 and

 Jesus’ disciple cited in the Gnostic gospels as the rock on which to build “His”‘ church.

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WEEK 18-MAY 3, 2015–CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: Of Sweatshops Past and Present

MEET

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THE GENDER

which continues to receive disparate labor abuse now in the 21st century garment industry?

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WEEK 17-APRIL 26, 2015–CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: The Ice Lady Came

MEET

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Mary Engle Pennington

the bacteriological chemist who developed temperatures to package, ship and preserve foods from contamination and who designed the egg carton.

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WEEK 16-April 19, 2015–CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Businesswomen of Fashion

MEET

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Lane Bryant

who first designed maternity wear to liberate pregnant women previously forced into home seclusion.

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WEEK 15-April 12, 2015–CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Poetic Relativity

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 Mileva Einstein

physicist who had better math and physics skills than her relatively Nobel Prize famous spouse!

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WEEK 14-April 5, 2015–CHAPTER FOURTEEN: The Supremes

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MEET

NO WOMAN

was appointed to Sandra Day O’Connor’s seat on the Supreme Court when she retired!

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WEEK 13-MARCH 29, 2015–CHAPTER THIRTEEN:  Suffrage Denied Not Won

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Alice Paul

who was jeered, jailed, beaten & forced fed that you could VOTE!

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WEEK 12-March 22, 2015–CHAPTER TWELVE: True to the Corps

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Pauli Murray

denied college admission due to her race then law school admission due her gender!

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WEEK 11-March 15, 2015–CHAPTER ELEVEN:  Black & Blue Stockings

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Marion Talbot

who gathered 17 college educated women in 1881 to found the future AAUW!

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WEEK 10-March 8, 2015–CHAPTER TEN: Celluloid Ladies

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Lois Weber

silent film director whose cinema addressed birth control, poverty and more.

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WEEK 9-March 1, 2015–CHAPTER NINE:  SportsWOmanship

MEET

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Donna deVarona

who won two 1964 Olympic Gold Medals yet was denied an athletic scholarship to college as none existed for girls!

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WEEK 8-February 22, 2015–CHAPTER EIGHT: Nobel/Not Nobel Scientific Women

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Rosalind Franklin

whose microscopic DNA x-ray photo launched the helix but not the Nobel!

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WEEK 7-February 15, 2015–CHAPTER SEVEN: Women in Protests and Prisons

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Fannie Lou Hamer

who at age 45  first learned she could vote then went on to desegregate the Democratic Nation Convention!

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WEEK 6-February 8, 2015–CHAPTER SIX:  The Rich Witches of Salem

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Exposes

a link between women about to inherit but with no male heirs declared as witches.

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WEEK 5-February 1, 2015–CHAPTER FIVE: Her Right to Write

MEET

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Emma Lazarus

whose words “Give me your tired, your poor,…” appear on the base of the Statue of Liberty.

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WEEK 4-January 25, 2015–CHAPTER FOUR: Gender in the Court

MEET

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Lilly Ledbetter

who did not receive equal pay for equal work and lost her 2007 Supreme Court case challenging her 20 years gender pay discrimination at Goodyear but who was the catalyst for president Obama signing the Fair Pay Act, his first presidential piece of legislation .

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WEEK 3 – January 18, 2015 –CHAPTER THREE: Female & Male Menopause

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 Carol Tavris

psychologist who reported the evidence of male menopause symptoms when not labeled as such!

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WEEK 2 – January 11, 2015 –CHAPTER TWO: One Woman/Every Baby

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Dr. Virginia Apgar

who in 1958 developed the APGAR score given to babies at birth worldwide,

maybe to you and/or a special child in your life!

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WEEK 1 – January 4, 2015 — CHAPTER ONE: An Ever-Blossoming Woman

MEET

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Eliza Scidmore

the 1885 international travel journalist responsible for the

cherry blossom trees that adorn Washington, DC!

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WEEK FIFTY-TWO – 2014

THE LAST WEEK OF THE SECOND YEAR OF MY FIRST BOOK

LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEW YEAR, NEW BOOK, NEW HISTORIC WOMEN

‘TIL THEN …

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