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Women’s History

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Wobblies and Walter’s The Cold Millions

Posted about 2 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
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COMMEMORATING THE 19TH AMENDMENT

Posted about 3 months ago by kathryn Coker
Please join the Law Library during the month of August as we commemorate the ratification and adoption to the US Constitution in 1920 of the 19th Amendment whereby women won […]
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AFRICAN AMERICAN EDUCATOR AND ACTIVIST: NANNIE HELEN BURROUGHS

Posted about 7 months ago by kathryn Coker
Another trailblazing woman I discovered recently is Nannie Helen Burroughs, an educator, orator, religious leader, civil rights activist, feminist and businesswoman from Orange, Virginia. Why Remember This Native Virginian? Burroughs […]
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Jailed For Freedom: Virginia’s Occoquan Workhouse

Posted about 8 months ago by kathryn Coker
Lorton, Virginia’s Occoquan Workhouse,built in 1910 and originally used to hold prisoners completing short sentences for offenses like disorderly conduct, played a key role in women’s suffrage history. National Woman’s […]
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Black Suffragists and Activists: Addie Waites Hunton

Posted about 8 months ago by kathryn Coker
In preparation for Black History Month, I did a little research and uncovered some fascinating people like Addie Waites Hunton, an African American suffragist, activist, writer, political organizer, and educator.   […]
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Celebrate the 19th Amendment

Posted about 1 year ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Speaking of Constitution Day Constitution Day is September 17th. Join the Richmond Public Library (RPL) and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Libraries in celebrating the 19th Amendment this Constitution Day. The […]
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FORWARD INTO LIGHT CAMPAIGN

Posted about 1 year ago by kathryn Coker
August 26 marks the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution giving women the vote. Buildings and landmarks across the country will celebrate by […]
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Centennial Celebration: 19th Amendment

Posted about 1 year ago by kathryn Coker
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified on August 18, 1920, gave women the right to vote. Section 1 reads: “The right of citizens of the United States to […]
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A Glimpse at Virginia’s Organized Woman Suffrage Movement: Part II

Posted about 2 years ago by kathryn Coker
This is the second post in a two part series on the fight for woman suffrage in Virginia. Before Virginia’s Coralie Franklin Cook published her 1915 article, “Votes for Mothers,” […]
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A Glimpse at Virginia’s Organized Woman Suffrage Movement: Part I

Posted about 2 years ago by kathryn Coker
This is the first post in a two part series on the fight for woman suffrage in Virginia. Stay tuned as we commemorate the centennial of the 19th amendment’s passage. […]
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