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Grace Fryer: Workers’ Advocate by Linda Harris Sittig

  I sat in the dentist chair while the technician placed a heavy leaden blanket from my chin to my waist. Then, she walked into another room, and the X-ray machine took pictures of my teeth. Grace Fryer never had … Continue reading

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Laurel Hart Burch: Consummate Artist by Linda Harris Sittig

Life handed Laurel Hart a debilitating disease at birth, and she fought back by making jewelry. Not just any jewelry, but artwork so distinctive that it is still to this day instantly recognizable by the vibrancy of the colors, the … Continue reading

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Amelia Bloomer and Nellie Bly: Early Female Journalists by Linda Harris Sittig

  Read this! No This! That’s Fake News! This is real news!  Hashtag, tweet, retweet, post on social media!  I suspect that both Amelia Bloomer and Nellie Bly are shaking their heads in the journalism-afterlife of how modern news is … Continue reading

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Caroline Ferriday: Humanitarian by Linda Harris Sittig

There were over 40,000 Nazi concentration camps and incarceration sites during the Holocaust, but only one main camp after 1939 was designated solely for female prisoners. That camp was Ravensbrȕck. Built in 1938, near the village of Ravensbrȕck, Germany, approximately … Continue reading

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Dorothy Harrison Eustis: Giving the Gift of Sight by Linda Harris Sittig

It took the generosity of one woman and the loyalty of one breed of dog to change life for thousands of visually impaired people. Born into a wealthy Philadelphia family in 1886, Dorothy Harrison learned the importance of philanthropy from … Continue reading

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