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Emma Willard was a pioneer in Women’s education, opening the Troy Female Seminary in Troy, New York in 1821—the first institution of higher education for women in the United States. The school was later renamed The Emma Willard School in … Continue reading
Joseph Erb (Cherokee): Petition (c. 2017)
This story by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain appeared in The Indian Ladies’ Magazine in 1905: Sultana’s Dream One evening I was lounging in an easy chair in my bedroom and thinking lazily of the condition of Indian womanhood. I am not … Continue reading
Buster Keaton in Samuel Beckett’s Film (1965). The film is silent, except for the single admonishment “shhhhhhh.” It was Beckett’s only screenplay; Keaton died the following year.
Catherine Erb: Cloud Study 32 (Clouds over Water) (2016)
Joyce Brienza + Deborah Sukenic: Ingathering (2020); from an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
A model of the USS Columbia at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904; cropped from a larger photo: The ship to the right may be the Minneapolis. The Columbia was the fourth ship with that name in the US Navy; … Continue reading
The General Motors Firebird III was built in 1958, debuted as a concept car at Motorama in 1959, and was featured at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.
In 1776, Lemuel Haynes, a veteran of the American Revolution and the first black man in the United States to be ordained as a minister, wrote this response to the Declaration of Independence: Liberty Further Extended: Or Free Thoughts on … Continue reading