Women you should know: Ellen Eglin
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Women you should know: Ellen Eglin

Ellen Eglin was born in Washington, D.C in 1849. Little is know about her but she is still a woman that you need to know. Especially if you are planning to do some laundry this weekend. In 1800s, she invented a special type of clothes-wringer which was a machine that had two rollers in a frame that … Continue reading

#MeToo is BLACK
Culture

#MeToo is BLACK

We can all agree that black women are seldom given credit where credit is due. Watch this interview with the founder and activist Tarana Burke, who started the campaign about a decade ago. In this conversation we also hear from Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and Soraya Chemaly, a journalist who covers the intersection … Continue reading

Women you should know : Sojourner Truth
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Women you should know : Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth was an African-American abolitionist and women’s rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. Watch a short biography video about Sojourner Truth, the abolitionist and former slave best known for her 1851 speech “Ain’t I a Woman?”   … Continue reading