Posts in Women in History
A Night with ‘Our Foremothers’ at the Freedom Center

“No race can afford to neglect the enlightenment of its mothers.” –Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

This quote was perfectly fitting on the cover of the program for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s “Our Foremothers” history presentation. On March 15, the midpoint of Women’s History Month, we gathered inside the museum for an evening of celebration and to honor women in our history who are often overlooked.

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National Women’s History Month: Cincinnati Edition

Women of Cincy makes it a priority to put the spotlight on impressive and inspirational women currently living in and around Cincinnati. Obviously, impressive women aren’t a new concept for this city. In fact, women from Cincinnati have been trailblazers in many careers, movements, and fields of study for long as the city has existed.

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Why Does Women's History Month Matter?

Women’s History Month was nationally established in 1987 after almost a full decade of lobbying and campaigning for the importance of teaching the significance of women in American society. As recently as 1970, there was zero emphasis on women’s history in schools’ curriculum, or even as a part of general knowledge throughout mainstream society. These are just a few key reasons why the United States annually devotes an entire month to the study and learning of the achievements and societal contributions of women.

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