Saturday, August 06, 2022

Sarah Moore Grimké

 

This may sound familiar. Ruth Bader Ginsberg shared this quote in the documentary RBG by Betsey West and Julie Cohen.

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Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Suffragists Speak Book by Marie Oedel

 


I shared my Suffragists Speak Free Poster Series with the hope that it would be put to use. I was thrilled to get an email from Boston-based book artisan Marie Oedel with images of the book she made with a Japanese stab binding and handmade paper by Katie Macgregor beautifully protected in a simple case. Thanks for sharing Marie!









Monday, August 01, 2022

Lammas 2022

 

May we gather the goodness 
of the generous earth


and treat it with respect
 and kindness.

Lettering was done with Speedball C-4 nib and Calligraphica Crystals Golden Autumn.
Flower arrangement: Rudbeckia, Monarda punctata, Buddleia, and Asclepias pods

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Angelina Grimké

 

Abolitionist speakers Angelina and Sarah shocked churches by speaking to "promiscuous" audiences which meant that women and men sat listening in the same room. 


All fourteen posters are available to print and share for free here.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Ernestine Rose

 

Number 3 of 14. Ernestine Rose was a Jewish immigrant from Poland who was active in woman's rights and abolition. Biography: The Rabbi's Atheist Daughter: Ernestine Rose by Bonnie S. Anderson. You might want to check out the Ernestine Rose Society at Brandeis: https://www.brandeis.edu/wsrc/ernestine-rose-society/

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Friday, July 15, 2022

Ida B. Wells-Barnett

 



The best description I can come up with for Elizabeth Cady Stanton is that she was a piece of work. She was a brilliant mind, a gifted writer, and a supremely self-centered elitist. Her take on race and immigration was problematic to say the least. For a critical view, read Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life by Lori Ginzberg. Read about her life in her own words in Autobiography Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815–1897

Friday, July 08, 2022

Abby Kelley Foster

 

I think Abby Kelley Foster may be my favorite. Raised a Quaker, she was unwavering in her support for abolition and women's rights. She went on lengthy solo speaking campaigns that required incredible organizational skills and stamina. She led a rich life with a husband, a daughter, and a farm. I recommend the biography, Ahead of Her Time: Abby Kelley and the Politics of Antislavery by Dorothy Sterling. I have Dorothy Sterling's autobiography, Close to My Heart on order.

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