Education · Nevada · Teacher · Vernon County · Virginia Alice Cottey

Cottey College

"We're not man hating femi-nazis," my tour guide explained. "Actually, not having men around frees some young women to experience things they might not otherwise." Freedom. It seems an interesting concept when talking about an all-girls school in 2012. I'd come to Nevada on a bright fall day, perfect for taking in some women's history.… Continue reading Cottey College

Florissant · Old Saint Ferdinand Shrine · Pioneer · Religious Leader · Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne · Shrine of St. Phillipine Duchesne · St. Charles · St. Louis County · Teacher

Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne

In the late 1780s, France sat perched on the edge of Revolution.  But the mind of schoolgirl Rose Philippine Duchesne was somewhere far, far away.  Returning missionaries regularly spoke at Philippine’s school, captivating her with tales of their adventures in North America. Philippine felt God was calling her to the American frontier, to save the… Continue reading Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne

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

Alma Nash · Arkoe · Marching Band · Maryville · Maye Shipps Corrough · Nodaway County · Suffrage · Teacher · Voting Rights

Alma Nash & Her Band

The women's suffrage parade of 1913 was a big deal. Women from all over the country descended on Pennsylvania Avenue and threw their cause in the face of all the men attending Wilson's inauguration the next day. As the women began to march, men started to harass. They marched amid jeers, taunts, grabs and shoves from men. Even the police didn't protect them,… Continue reading Alma Nash & Her Band