Herstory

Susan B. Anthony: Herstory

Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts, in what is now the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum lovingly restored and owned by Carol Crossed. After the family moved to Rochester, New York, they became active in the abolitionist movement, often welcoming Frederick Douglass and William Wilberforce. While Douglass became most …

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Herstory: Belva Lockwood

Belva Lockwood, born in 1830, may be one of the most amazing suffragists you have never heard of, but what a remarkable woman she was! As a teacher in New York, Lockwood championed coeducation and expanded curriculum — including science and rhetoric — for girls. Lockwood moved to Washington D.C. and earned a law degree …

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Herstory- Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Mary Ann Shadd Cary was an American-Canadian suffragist, abolitionist, journalist, publisher, teacher, and lawyer. The oldest of 13 children, she was born in 1823 to free black parents whose Wilmington, Delaware home often served as a refuge for fugitive slaves. Shadd Cary was the first black woman publisher in North America and the first woman …

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Inez Milholland Boissevain

Inez Milholland Boissevain (1886-1916) was the privileged daughter of a New York Tribune writer and salesman. Boissevain’s parents supported her feminist agitations, but her elders at Vassar College were less enthused. Suspended from Vassar and denied entrance to several Ivy League schools, Boissevain finally graduated from NY University Law School in 1912. As a freshman …

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