Category Archives: strong women

We’re Moving!

This website is now moving to http://www.strongwomeninhistory.com or simply use the bit.ly link, http://www.bit.ly/2h99cPg. Your email subscription should hopefully transition to the new website, but please be patient as this move occurs. Happy New Year! Advertisements

Posted in strong women | 4 Comments

Annie Charbonneau by Linda Harris Sittig

If you knew that a vigilante group would be convening on your small village tomorrow morning with the intent to wreak unspeakable violence against the men of your neighborhood, what would you do? Would you warn your own family, but … Continue reading

Posted in strong women | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Forthcoming ~

Please stay tuned… another strong woman will be debuting in mid-December!    

Posted in strong women | Leave a comment

Mary Edwards Walker:One of a Kind

Which prestigious award has been issued to 3,514 men, but only 1 woman? That would be the Medal of Honor, bestowed upon service personnel for gallantry in action during wartime. Signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil … Continue reading

Posted in short biographies, strong women | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Mildred Jeter:Marriage Advocate by Linda Harris Sittig

  One evening in 1950, seventeen-year-old Richard Loving decided to walk several miles through the isolated back country of Caroline County, Virginia. His destination was a well-known farmhouse where the Jeter Brothers would be playing bluegrass. When he arrived, he … Continue reading

Posted in strong women | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Helen, Elvira, Marie, Filleaul, Charlotte, Margaret, and Alice: Gold Medal Winners by Linda Harris Sittig

  A young woman enters the pool arena, takes off her towel, and shakes her hands in an effort to calm her nerves. When the announcer calls, she mounts the diving board and serenely walks to the front edge. One … Continue reading

Posted in strong women | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Margaret Gaffney Haughery: Saint of New Orleans by Linda Harris Sittig

    Almost two centuries before Hurricane Katrina wreaked devastation upon the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, a different type of villain stalked the city. That villain was hunger. It rooted itself in the poor parishes of the city, and … Continue reading

Posted in strong women | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments