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Women and Adversity: Edith Wharton, First Wom...

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 ...

Women and Adversity: Dr. Mae Jemison, First A...

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 ...

Women and Adversity: Sally Ride First America...

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 ...

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