Archive for December, 2021

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: 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: Wilhelmina Dowsett Founder, Woman’s Equal Suffrage Association of Hawaiʻi

December 10, 2020

The daughter of a native Hawaiʻian mother of royal descent and a German immigrant father who was a coffee planter, Wilhelmina Kekelaokalaninui Widemann Dowsett campaigned for the rights of th ...

Women and Adversity: Barbara Kyle, Author

September 24, 2020

Canadian-born Barbara Kyle is the author of the Thornleigh Saga, a series of seven historical novels; three thrillers under the pseudonym Stephen Kyle; and the suspense-filled The Man fr ...

Women and Adversity: Lina Mayorga, Modern Suffragist

August 27, 2020

Lina Mayorga left her accountant’s job in Mexico in 1998 and brought her five-year-old daughter, Rebecca, with her to live in Leland, N.C. There Mayorga joined her husband, who had become a U. ...

Women and Adversity: Tammera Cooper Novelist

October 10, 2019

Tammera Cooper told author Lizzie Lee in an interview, “I didn’t think about writing a book until my husband died in 2009. You start to think about what’s important when you lose someone c ...

Women and Adversity: Jenni Barnett, Australian Historical Novelist, Part II

August 22, 2019

In Native Companions, the first book in her Dreamtime Mysteries series, Jenni Barnett writes about aboriginal culture through the eyes of her protagonist, Rex Graham. Rex continues his search for ...

Women and Adversity: Ann Weisgarber, Part I Historical Novelist  

February 14, 2019

Thanks to Ann Weisgarber, readers of The Personal History of Rachel DuPree readers learn how harsh it was for women to live in the Badlands of South Dakota during the early 20th century. The P ...

Women and Adversity: Jane Addams Nobel Peace Prize winner, social reformer

October 11, 2018

Jane Addams struggled with health issues her entire life but was vigorous in her ambition: to relieve the hardships of the poor improve the status of women reform labor practices pro ...

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