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WHM Day 24: Birthdays

Because I ran out of time today, here are a couple of birthdays to celebrate via the National Women’s History Project:

  • March 24, 1826 (1898) — Matilda Joslyn Gage, suffragist, women’s rights and Native American rights activist, historian, founding member of the National Woman Suffrage Association. Read more about her here, where I found out she was also the mother-in-law of L. Frank Baum, author of the “Oz” books.
  • March 24, 1912 — Dorothy Height, served more than 40 years as president of the National Council of Negro Women. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell issued a proclamation to declare today “Dorothy Irene Height Day” to commemorate her accomplishments.

There are a bunch of awesome women who were born March 25, too, so I promise there will be a longer post tomorrow to honor them!


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