Tag: women’s history

Local women history makers: Stith, Ruffolo named Tapestry 2016 Dedication Award Recipients

Local women history makers: Stith, Ruffolo named Tapestry 2016 Dedication Award Recipients

| March 9, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Community activist and teacher Hana Stith is the 2016 Dedication Award honoree along with Linda Ruffolo, beloved member of the IPFW community who is being honored posthumously at Tapestry: A Day for You, sponsored by Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and Parkview Health. This year’s Tapestry is scheduled to take place April 29 and […]

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(Black) Women’s History Month: Overlooked achievements

(Black) Women’s History Month: Overlooked achievements

| March 4, 2015

Editor’s note: The following piece by NNPA columnist Julianne Malveaux was written for Women’s History Month 2014. Given its timeliness and pointed commentary on how the history of black women in the U.S. typically goes unnoticed, we pulled Sister Malveaux’s essay from the NNPA archives to share with Frost Illustrated readers for this Women’s History […]

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(Black) Women’s History Month

(Black) Women’s History Month

| March 16, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Do you know about Elizabeth Keckley?  Maggie Lena Walker, Sarann Knight Preddy, Gertrude Pocte Geddes-Willis, Trish Millines Dziko, Addie L Wyatt or Marie-Therese Metoyer? What about Ernesta Procope, Dr. Sadie Alexander, Or Dr. Phyllis Wallace?  What about Bettiann Gardner, Lillian Lambert, or Emma Chappell?  What about Ellen Holly, Mary Alice, […]

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