Woman of the week:

Jane Addams

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Woman of the week:

Elizabeth Fry

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Woman of the week:

Caroline Muhr

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Woman of the week:

Antoinette Brown Blackwell

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born 20 May 1825 in Henrietta, New York
died 5 November 1921 in Elizabeth, New Jersey

American women’s rights advocate; abolitionist: pastor, lecturer and writer


Brown Blackwell is recognized as the first woman to be ordained by an established protestant denomination in the United States (1853), after first being denied a divinity degree and a permit to preach, but she left her pastorate in South Butler, New York a year after the ordination struggle had finally been won because of theological differences with the Congregationalists. She preached in a variety of liberal pulpits over the years and after 1870 became a Unitarian, delivering her last sermon at the age of ninety.  Brown had given a speech at the first national women’s rights convention in Worcester, …

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Woman of the week:

Eliza Orzeszkowa

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Eliza Orzeszkowa


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Woman of the week:

Lorraine Hansberry

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Lorraine Hansberry

born May 19, 1930 in Chicago
died January 12, 1965 in New York City

US-American playwright
50th anniversary of death on 12 January 2015


Lorraine Hansberry, child of a cultured, middle-class black family but early exposed to the poverty and discrimination suffered by most blacks in America, fought passionately against racism in her writings and throughout her life.  Best known for her plays, Hansberry was the first black woman to write a Broadway drama; A Raisin in the Sun (1959) became the longest-running black play in Broadway’s history and made many consider Hansberry the most promising playwright of her generation, although her career was cut short by her early death. Angry about the way blacks had been portrayed in literature by whites, she intended …

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Woman of the week:

Annemarie Rübens

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Woman of the week:

Margaret Fuller

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