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The Beginnings Of The Boston Marathon

The history of the Boston Marathon dates back to the turn of the 20th century. However, it is much more than a marathon. It commemorates another important part of American History, carried forward into the modern-day Boston Marathon. Developing The Idea Of The Boston Marathon In 1896, some people scowled at the thought of Americans... Read More

The History Of The Suffragettes

The history of suffragettes dates to the mid-19th century. Some sources vary regarding when the suffrage movement began. Learn the history of the suffragists and their struggles, including the right of women to vote and run for public office. Suffragettes In Great Britain Women in Great Britain initially began writing letters about women’s suffrage to... Read More

They Called Her “Babe,” First Female Sports Star

Born June 26, 1911, in Port Arthur, Texas to Norwegian immigrant parents, Mildred Ella Didrecksen began playing sports while still a young child. “Babe Didrikson” became an outstanding female athlete, the first female sports star. Babe Didrikson Zaharias achieved titles and acclaim that no other woman had ever achieved. As the first female sports star,... Read More

Why Do We Celebrate International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day celebrates women around the world. However, a day honoring the accomplishments and rights of women is not a new event. Learn the history of International Women’s Day and how the annual theme honors and motivates women to continue the fight for change. History Of International Women’s Day The struggle to recognize women... Read More

Mr And Mrs Loving Change Marriage History

Mildred Loving was a black woman married to Richard Loving, a white man. They suffered discrimination and arrests over their outlawed marriage. Learn about the Lovings and how their love story changed marital laws. TheBeginning Of Mr. And Mrs. Loving Mildred Jeter was a black 17-year-old teenager when she married Richard Loving, a 23-year-old white... Read More