Tag: women’s history month

What can we do in our community to honor women?

| March 12, 2014

DaVanna Seifert: We need to let them know by recognizing them through calls and time spent with them on a regular basis. Honoring them does not have to be in a form of public display but in words, thoughts, deeds and prayer.   Jevon White: We can have mothers work with our children in school, give mothers […]

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Women’s History Month Special: Revisiting local sheroes

| March 5, 2014

  Editor’s note: History is a living, breathing entity. Eight years ago, then Frost Illustrated writer Robbin L. Melton profiled a number of local women who were making history then. At that time, their legacies was not complete—nor are they today, because each of these women are still with us, contributing today. And, while we […]

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Gwendolyn Brooks: History maker, history explainer

Gwendolyn Brooks: History maker, history explainer

| March 4, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winner Gwendolyn Brooks epitomized the idea of a true poet—a guardian of the reality of the people’s soul.

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IPFW announces Women’s History Month activities

| March 15, 2013

“Women’s Reproductive Rights Around the World”
“Forty Years after Roe v. Wade: Reproductive Justice in the Age of Mass Incarceration”
“The Handmaid’s Tale: Women, Reproductive Control, and Margaret Atwood’s Dystopian Vision”

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Rosa Parks lives on in the Capitol

Rosa Parks lives on in the Capitol

| March 14, 2013

By Maya Rhodan
WASHINGTON—In a ceremony hosted by President Obama and members of Congress, Rosa Parks became the first black woman to have her full-length likeness depicted in the National Statuary Hall.

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Women key to higher education in U.S.

| March 13, 2013

By The Rev. Arsben D. Jennings
Around 1987, I went on a vacation from work to New Orleans to visit my first cousin and his family. While there, my cousin’s wife Dimples told me that her mother and family had prepared a special meal for me at their home in Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana.

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Kenya Thomas: A future history maker

Kenya Thomas: A future history maker

| March 12, 2013

This senior at R. Nelson Snider High School is an extraordinary young woman, on the road to reaching her career goal of becoming an OBGYN.

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City’s first female firefighter subject of new children’s book

City’s first female firefighter subject of new children’s book

| March 12, 2013

In her book about Genois Wilson, Fort Wayne author Carol Butler inspires children to hold onto goals and ambitions despite setbacks and frustrations.

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