Women of the Red Cross Motor Corps in WWI

Just leave it to a group of fiercely determined women to make a name for themselves behind the wheels of the Motor Corps’ ambulances. As Sophia Petrillo of the Golden Girls repeatedly said, “Picture it”… it’s the turn of the 19th Century and the production of automobiles has, pun intended, revved up. It’s an age of[…]

A Tale of Two Suffragists: Hazel Hunkins and Maud Wood Park

Thousands of women took different paths and pursued multiple strategies to win the goal of securing the right to vote. Two suffragists arrived in Washington, D.C. in late 1916, one from Billings, Montana and the other from Boston. Born twenty years apart, they spent the next three years in the nation’s capital working for the[…]

Anne Bradstreet: America’s First Literary Voice in the 17th Century

America’s first literary star, Anne Bradstreet, who was a pioneer in more ways than one. Anne came to the new American colony in 1630 from Great Britain, with her husband Simon Bradstreet and family. She was just 18. They were Puritans who left the home country because of political and religious tensions. But traveling by[…]