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Women’s History Month Q&A – March 13, 2013

By Shae Harris on March 13th, 2013

Q: Who was the first woman to become the president of a national bank?

A: Kate Gleason, the first woman to be president of a national bank, as well as the first woman member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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Women’s History Month Q&A – March 12, 2013

By Shae Harris on March 12th, 2013

Sandra_Day_O'ConnorQ: Who was the first female member of the U.S. Supreme Court? (Hint: she’s recently been in the news for her new book).

A: Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in on July 7, 1981 as the first female justice on the Supreme Court.

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Women’s History Month Q&A – March 11, 2013

By Shae Harris on March 11th, 2013

Q: This singer, songwriter and producer has co-written over 110 songs on the Billboard Hot 100. Can you guess who this talented woman is?

A: Carole King has written or co-written 118 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Women’s History Month Q&A – March 8, 2013

By Shae Harris on March 8th, 2013

clara zetkinQ: Who is credited with organizing the very first International Women’s Day?

A: Clara Zetkin fought for women’s rights and was active in politics throughout her life. 102 years ago, she organized the first International Women’s Day.

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Celebrating All of Our Naana’s on International Women’s Day

By Julliet Boye on March 8th, 2013

JB_GrandmotherI was born and raised in Ghana in a society where, traditionally, a woman’s role in the community was limited to motherhood. Only a few had the audacity to transcend social expectations and affect the lives of other women around them. My grandmother was one of them.

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Women’s History Month Q&A – March 7, 2013

By Shae Harris on March 7th, 2013

Hilda SolisQ: Who was the first Latina in the U.S. Cabinet serving as the Secretary of Labor?

A: Hilda Solis became the first Hispanic woman to serve in the U.S. Cabinet in 2009 under the Obama administration.

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Women’s History Month Q&A – March 5, 2013

By Shae Harris on March 5th, 2013

Maya_AngelouQ: What woman said “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength”?

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Women’s History Month Q&A – March 4, 2013

By Shae Harris on March 4th, 2013

Alice PaulQ: Who is the suffragist who wrote the first equal rights amendment presented to the U.S. Congress in 1923?

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Women’s History Month Q&A – March 1, 2013

By Shae Harris on March 1st, 2013

It’s that time of year again! The Women’s History Month Q&A of the Day. Check us out every weekday morning during Women’s History Month for a new question. The answer will be posted in the afternoon. Leave your guess in the comments section (no Googling!).

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Where Are the Black Women During Black History Month?

By Shae Harris on February 20th, 2013

Ida b. Wells February was always one of my favorite months growing up. Being the shortest month of the school year definitely helped, but serving as the host of some of the best holidays of the year mainly sealed the deal for me.  I recall the joy of exchanging candy and cards for Valentine’s Day and the pride I felt learning about my history while celebrating Black History Month. The month of February provided me with an opportunity to showcase my knowledge of African-American trailblazers and learn more about ones I was unfamiliar with. My love for Black History Month grew because it gave me a chance to learn about people that actually looked like me. It wasn’t until about the fourth grade that I realized that almost all of the black people I learned about during my black history lessons were men.

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