Archive for February, 2024

Women and Adversity: Ada Harris Inventor of the Hair Straightener

February 22, 2024

Women and Adversity: Ada Harris Inventor of the Hair Straightener  At least 30 women were deprived of glory when men either stole their ideas or were given credit for what women discovered. Sin ...

Women and Adversity: Victoire Tomegah Dogbé

October 13, 2022

Women and Adversity:  21st Century Women Victoire Tomegah Dogbé Prime Minister of Togo The more I read about women in power worldwide, I realize that many are appointed. After the appointment, ...

Women and Adversity: Wilma Rudolph First American Woman to win three Gold Medals at one Olympics

March 24, 2022

Sports and sports figures are not high on my list of interests, but for Women’s History Month I decided to feature Wilma Rudolph after reading a quote of hers: “Never underestimate the power of ...

Women and Adversity: Maya Angelou Author, Poet, Actress, Activist

February 10, 2022

  When I read that Maya Angelou had written seven autobiographies, I doubted she could maintain interest about her life through all those books. How wrong I was. I Know Why the Caged Bir ...

Women and Adversity: Lucille Clifton First Black Poet Laureate of Maryland

December 9, 2021

I chose to repeat my blog on Lucille Clifton because those looking for a Christmas present to give may consider her books of poetry. This woman aimed to have Americans realize, through her poe ...

Women and Adversity: Sarah Jane S. T. Garnet Cofounder of Equal Suffrage League of Brooklyn

November 25, 2021

Sarah Jane Smith Thompson Garnet argued that it was undemocratic to deny women the vote because they “had the same human intellectual and spiritual capabilities as men.” Garnet had a di ...

Women and Adversity: Admiral Michelle J. Howard

November 11, 2021

Since it is Veterans Day, I think it’s appropriate to honor a woman who is a veteran. I never knew that a woman, Michelle Janine Howard, had reached the rank of four-star admiral in the Navy ...

Women and Adversity: Rebecca Lee Crumpler, M.D. First Black Female Medical Doctor in U.S.

October 14, 2021

I happened to come across an article in 2020 about a fundraiser to buy a headstone for Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler. I had never heard or read about this woman, and I wondered how the first Black ...

Women and Adversity: Marie Foster , Voting Rights Activist

September 9, 2021

It seems like not much has changed in the past 100 years for Blacks who wish to vote in Alabama. In the early 1960s, Marie Foster, who lived in Selma, tried eight times to get a voter’s card b ...

Women and Adversity: Clara Brown, Philanthropist

May 13, 2021

For my blogs in May, I'm taking some of the women I featured in my ebook, Women and Adversity, Honoring 23 Notable Mothers. Most people never heard of some of them, and I think Clara Brown is ...

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