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Women and Adversity: Jane Addams, Lesbian Co-...

June 13, 2024

Women and Adversity: Jane Addams, Lesbian Co-founder of Hull House   To recognize June as Pride Month, I’m featuring famous women who were lesbians. I wrote a post about Jane Addams on this blog in 2018, but I hadn’t read anything about her being a lesbian. Growing up in the Chicago area, I knew she founded Chicago’s Hull House, the first social settlement house in North America. It provided needed services for the community, including a nursery, a community kitchen and a place ...

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Women and Adversity: Alice Guy-Blaché First Woman Film Director First Woman to own a Film Company The film industry emerged more than a century ago, but few people know that French-born Alice G ...

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Women and Adversity: Margaret E. Knight   ‘Woman Edison’ Inventor of Machines Margaret “Mattie” Eloise Knight is quoted as saying, “I’m only sorry I couldn’t have had as good a ch ...

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