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U.S. History Topics » Movements » Women's History

Women's History Month

in the arts, politics, medicine, war, and more. Learn about Mary Cassatt, Clara Barton, Zora Neale Hurston, Hannah Arendt, Susan B. Anthony, and others. Find lessons and activities in the section "For Teachers." The theme for Women's History Month 2009 is "women taking the lead to save our planet." (Multiple Agencies)

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Interesting Fact:

Elizabeth Shippen Green was born in Philadelphia in 1871. Her father, Jasper Green, had been an artist/illustrator and encouraged her choice of careers. Green was also inspired by Howard Pyle's drawings in St. Nicholas magazine to go into illustration as a career. At 17, she began submitting illustrations to local newspapers and magazines.
Virginia Woolf, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, left hand under chin

Virginia Woolf

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