Posted 1 year ago
June 15 2013
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Woman of the Day: Elizabeth Van Lew, she was a well-born Richmond, Virginia resident who built and operated an extensive spy ring for the United States during the American Civil War. In the depths of the 1837-44 depression, Elizabeth used her entire cash inheritance of $10,000 (nearly $200,000 in current money) to purchase and free some of their former slaves’ relatives.

Woman of the Day: Elizabeth Van Lew, she was a well-born Richmond, Virginia resident who built and operated an extensive spy ring for the United States during the American Civil War. In the depths of the 1837-44 depression, Elizabeth used her entire cash inheritance of $10,000 (nearly $200,000 in current money) to purchase and free some of their former slaves’ relatives.

Posted 1 year ago
April 28 2013
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Woman of the Day: Harriet Beecher Stowe, was an American abolitionist and author. Her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) was a depiction of life for African-Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and United Kingdom. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South.

Woman of the Day: Harriet Beecher Stowe, was an American abolitionist and author. Her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) was a depiction of life for African-Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and United Kingdom. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South.

Posted 1 year ago
February 03 2013
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I am not going to die, I’m going home like a shooting star.

 - Sojourner Truth
Posted 1 year ago
January 20 2013
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Friendships are discovered rather than made.

 - Harriet Beecher Stowe
Posted 1 year ago
January 19 2013
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When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

 - Harriet Beecher Stowe
Posted 1 year ago
January 06 2013
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The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

 - Harriet Beecher Stowe
Posted 1 year ago
October 14 2012
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Woman of the Day: Lucy Stone, she was a prominent American abolitionist and suffragist, and a vocal advocate and organizer promoting rights for women. In 1847, Stone was the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree. She spoke out for women’s rights and against slavery at a time when women were discouraged and prevented from public speaking.

Woman of the Day: Lucy Stone, she was a prominent American abolitionist and suffragist, and a vocal advocate and organizer promoting rights for women. In 1847, Stone was the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree. She spoke out for women’s rights and against slavery at a time when women were discouraged and prevented from public speaking.

Posted 2 years ago
August 13 2012
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Happy 194th Birthday Lucy Stone! She was was a prominent American abolitionist and suffragist, and a vocal advocate and organizer promoting rights for women. In 1847, Stone was the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree. She spoke out for women’s rights and against slavery at a time when women were discouraged and prevented from public speaking.

Happy 194th Birthday Lucy Stone! She was was a prominent American abolitionist and suffragist, and a vocal advocate and organizer promoting rights for women. In 1847, Stone was the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree. She spoke out for women’s rights and against slavery at a time when women were discouraged and prevented from public speaking.

Posted 2 years ago
August 03 2012
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Never wound a snake; kill it

 - Harriet Tubman
Posted 2 years ago
July 23 2012
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Never wound a snake; kill it

 - Harriet Tubman