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    Via @airandspacemuseum on twitter Today in 1992, Dr. Mae Jemison became the first Black woman in space. From teacher to engineer, doctor to astronaut, she’s been a leader in various scientific roles and continues to be an inspirational figure in science and exploration:
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    #BecauseOfHerStory  #drmaejemison  #blackhistory  #astronaut  #engineer  #doctor 


    9/12/2020 7:05:29 PM
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    #nowplaying ‘Beautiful Flower’ by ‘India.Arie’
    @indiaarie 💫🦋
    — @jimmie1107

    #nowplaying  #indiaarie  #brilliant  #resilient  #becauseofherstory  #beautifulflower  #neverthelessshepersisted  #shineon  #twiceasnicetuesday  #tuesdaytunes  #songversation  #soulbirds  #highabove 


    3/25/2020 12:45:23 AM
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    The gene pool on my mom’s side of the family is very strong lol.

    #repost @smithsoniannpg
    Described by poet Maya Angelou as the “queen of the arts,” Elizabeth Catlett has created paintings, prints, and sculptures that touch upon many important social and political issues. Refused admission to an all-white art school, Catlett studied at Howard University and then with painter Grant Wood at the University of Iowa.
    Her work for the Public Works Art Project during the 1930s introduced her to Diego Rivera and other socially conscious mural painters. This group influenced the direction of her art; it also introduced her to artistic traditions in Mexico, where she permanently relocated in 1946. #BecauseOfHerStory
    📷: Elizabeth Catlett by Mariana Yampolsky, c. 1949 (printed c. 1990). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. © Mariana Yampolsky.

    #repost  #becauseofherstory 


    1/18/2020 8:41:34 PM
  • I Must Know --

    Who Lilly L is! Possibly a member of the Lane family? Related to the Boardmans and also New Milford neighbors, but perhaps not. There’s no location or date, but the paper, seal, and writing all seem to match the time period when Cornelia would have been a young lady attending balls. Lilly writes “I wish you would write to me whether you are all going to the ball, or not, and at what time you will be here on Monday what will be your dresses &tc. Write me- or come & tell me all about it- I must know- in haste” 

    #ball  #fashion  #women's history  #becauseofherstory  #nhprc  #nara 


    7/22/2019 7:02:02 PM
  • #artisaweapon  #ellafitzgerald  #firstladyofsong  #becauseofherstory  #sitesandsounds  #jazzappreciationmonth  #blackbrilliance  #jazz  #musicislife  #trascapades 


    4/26/2019 1:32:45 AM
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    American photographer Thérèse Bonney was one of the first 10 women to graduate from the Sorbonne. She also established the first American illustrated press service in Europe, the Bonney Service, in 1924. Her photographs of Paris in the 1920s and 1930s are now important documentation of Art Deco design in France. 

    Learn more about Bonney on our blog: 

    Explore a trove of Bonney’s photographs in our Image Gallery: 

    #BecauseofHerStory  #5womenartists  #womens history month  #photography 


    3/26/2019 4:05:10 PM
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    #Repost @cooperhewitt (@get_repost)
    Energetic, witty and gifted with an exceptional visual memory, Ray Eames (American, 1912-1988) and her husband Charles formed the most influential duo in Modern American design. This textile, “Dot Pattern,” was designed in 1947, and references abstract paintings that Ray created in the 1930s. Iconic furniture by Charles and Ray Eames, in particular the bent plywood chairs for which the couple is perhaps best known, are found in the Cooper Hewitt collection. #BecauseOfHerStory #WomensHistoryMonth #RayEames #Modern

    #repost  #becauseofherstory  #womenshistorymonth  #rayeames  #modern 


    3/24/2019 4:20:15 PM
  • Another mystery --

    Sometimes the name is there, but it’s indecipherable (and I’m pretty good at reading this stuff!) I was about to give up and file it under “unknown” when I decided to check Lee’s notes. The author makes frequent references to Canfields, discusses a cousin’s death in the Civil War, and details her mother’s death. Though the signature is not Canfield, the cousin was. Lee’s notes linked Jessie and Fanny Tinknan to the Canfields of Medina OH through Census records. I decided to check find-a-grave and went through the Canfields to see who William Canfield’s wife was, and if the cousin could be on that side. Sure enough, his wife Fitie Bostwick had a sister named Gesie Bostwick who married a Doctor Benajah Ticknor. The census taker was working phonetically, and her name is spelled many different ways in various places. Though records indicate they didn’t have children of their own, they raised and educated several including two daughters of Ticknor’s sister, one of whom was named Francis Elizabeth Ball Ticknor leading me to believe the signature we see here is “Fannie E. Ticknor.” The cousin, Herman Canfield, died at Shiloh on April 6, 1862 and Gesie Bostwick died on March 30, 1862. The letter is dated April 18, 1862. Dr. Ticknor’s brothers Caleb and Luther were also physicians. Some of their correspondence is in Dr. Josiah Beckwith’s papers, who later wrote an obituary of Benajah Ticknor.

    #Civil War  #ArchivesHerStory  #InternationalWomensDay  #BecauseOfHerStory  #Correspondence  #Letters  #NHPRC  #NARA 


    3/8/2019 3:09:53 PM
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    Friday, 8 March 2019 wear PURPLE in celebration of #internationalwomensday! Visit @ganondagan and tour the special exhibit “Hodinöhsö:ni’ Women: Since the Time of Creation” (tour times below).
    #Repost @iakonikohnrio
    Share me! IWD International Women’s Day tours March 8 @ 11:00 1:00 & 3:00. Hodinohsoni Women: from the time of Creation here at Ganondagan until 2020. 7000 county Rd 41 Victor my 14564.
    #balanceforbetter#womenshistorymonth#becauseofherstory (at Ganondagan State Historic Site)

    #internationalwomensday  #repost  #balanceforbetter  #womenshistorymonth  #becauseofherstory 


    3/7/2019 9:49:17 PM
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    #Repost @smithsonian with @get_repost
    Today in 1913, 5,000 women marched up Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., demanding the right to vote. The parade took place the day before President Wilson’s inauguration, and was the first civil rights parade in the capital.
    Suffragists debated whether African American participants should be forced to march in a segregated section. Some white suffragists called for a segregated parade.
    Ida B. Wells—a leader in the struggle for woman suffrage who founded the Alpha Suffrage Club to advocate for women’s rights and to push for the election of African Americans—joined the parade and marched alongside the all-white Illinois delegation.
    Wells fought for civil rights as an investigative journalist, traveling the South and gathering records in a decades-long campaign against lynching that made its horrors known nationwide.
    Her portrait, by Mary Garrity c. 1893, is in @smithsoniannpg.

    We’re sharing how the American story changed #BecauseOfHerStory. Discover more at #WomensHistoryMonth

    #repost  #becauseofherstory  #womenshistorymonth 


    3/3/2019 3:21:21 PM
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