August 10, 2017
August 11 marks the 80th anniversary of Edith Wharton’s death. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1921 for “The Age of Innocence,” the first woman ever to earn that award. The novel was about New York high society and an ensuing scandal.
The author was born Edith Jones in 1862 of a wealthy family in New York. She spent a good part of her childhood in France, Germany and Italy, had a gift for languages and liked art, architecture and literature. She returned to New ...
July 27, 2017
Dr. Mae Jemison’s accomplishments will undoubtedly elicit admiration from all women because of the scope of her talents.
Born in 1956 in Decatur, AL, the youngest of three childre ...
July 13, 2017
Women and Adversity: Sally Ride
First American Woman in Space
In January 1978, NASA chose six women to be astronaut candidates, and Sally Ride was one of them. She was dedicated to science, especi ...