Adeline Peck · African American · First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site · Pioneer · St. Charles · St. Charles County · Uncategorized

Rediscovering the women at Missouri’s First State Capitol

Research has shown that women in history are nonexistent to elementary age boys and represent just a glimmer in the minds of girls. So, it's an awesome thing when historic site interpreters and managers continue to evaluate and question the message they give to visitors about the people who inhabited their site.  Because of their… Continue reading Rediscovering the women at Missouri’s First State Capitol

Activist · Adeline Couzins · African American · Author · Carrie Nation · Celia · Civil War · Cole County · Edna Gellhorn · Fannie Hurst · Hall of Famous Missourians · Jefferson City · Kate Chopin · Suffrage · Temperence · Uncategorized · Virginia Minor · Voting Rights

Bustable Women

The Hall of Famous Missourians has been in the news recently, igniting debate over who should be honored in our state capitol. Here at Missouri Women, we like to imagine a fantasy Hall of Famous Missourians. One that would include a few more women. Like these ladies: Virginia Minor Maya Angelou Edna Gellhorn Fannie Hurst… Continue reading Bustable Women

African American · Author · Betty Grable · Dancer · Ginger Rogers · Hall of Famous Missourians · Jefferson City · Josephine Baker · Kindergarten · Laura Ingalls Wilder · Movies · Sacajawea · Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne · Susan Blow · Teacher

Hall of Famous Missourians

There are seven women (out of 38 inductees) in the the Hall of Famous Missourians in our State Capitol, Jefferson City. What do you think of the women deemed "Famous" and who would you select to be included? Josephine Baker Susan Blow Rose Duchesne Betty Grable Ginger Rogers Sacajawea Laura Ingalls Wilder

African American · Mary Price Walls · Missouri State University · Springfield

Mary Price Walls

From the Springfield News-Leader, June 28, 2010: First Black Applicant Gets Degree from MSU: Son's Curiosity Uncovers Walls' Place in MSU History and Prompts Honorary Degree by Didi Tang On July 30, Mary Price Walls, 78, will get an honorary degree from Missouri State University, 60 years after her hometown college refused to allow her… Continue reading Mary Price Walls

African American · Broadway · Civil Rights Activist · Dancer · Hall of Famous Missourians · Jefferson City · Josephine Baker · St. Louis · St. Louis Walk of Fame

Josephine Baker

“. . . I improvised, crazed by the music. . . . Even my teeth and eyes burned with fever. Each time I leaped I seemed to touch the sky and when I regained earth it seemed to be mine alone.” Josephine Baker only spent the first 15 years of her life in Missouri but… Continue reading Josephine Baker