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Mary Wollstonecraft

With Zoom video! Leah has a suffrage state quiz and then tells the remarkable tale of Mary Shelley’s mom who also wrote a revolutionary book. Learn about Mary Wollstonecraft who wrote The Vindication of the Rights of Women, published letters of evidence, and in the 1700’s was making her own living. Show Notes We’re back […]

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Alice Paul

Hunger strikes! Voting rights! The life and dedication of Alice Paul for the fight for women’s rights. Show Notes We’re back on Zoom so that means YouTube has live video of our silly and beautiful faces! There are 5 Mondays in August so there are 5 gal-pals! The gal pals this month are Dr. Leah […]

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Statue of Liberty Protest, 1886

The gal-pals plan a “what if” trip before Klaire shares her very cool thing about the dedication of the Statue of Liberty where the only gal who could come was apparently 305 feet tall, French, and a personification of a woman. So Matilda Joslyn Gage and her friends stage a protest on a boat! Learn […]

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Florence Harding

Okay, strap in because we’re going on a wild ride. Dr. Leah Leach is gonna tell ya about Florence Harding, not only the wife to the 29th President Warren G. Harding, but she was a feminist, knew how to operate a movie camera, flew in airplanes before Amelia Earnhardt set any records, and she might […]

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Ida B. Wells – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal who born as a slave, refused to give up her seat, found her voice as a journalist, led anti-lynching campaigns and fought for justice for African-Americans. Today we’re talking about the amazing life and legacy of your gal, Ida B. Wells. Full Episode YouTube Version Show Notes & […]

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Our 10 Recommended Reads For Black History Month, Plus 5 Documentaries

Our 10 recommended reads that include fiction and non-fiction, science and sci-fi, poetry and a play, plus a few documentary films.

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Amelia Bloomer: A Rebel in Pants

“Careful, or he’ll see your bloomers!” I don’t know why this is a phrase I’ve heard from time to time. I always assumed bloomers were another term for underpants, and it turns out I’m not the only to have thought that. Bloomers have an interesting history in clothing one that sheds a nearly double-meaning on […]