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Mammy Kate, Enslaved Heroine

Mammy Kate, Enslaved Heroine

Fort Augusta, Pennsylvania; the fort that Mammy Kate rescued Steven Heard from, via Wikipedia. The lives of enslaved people, especially women, in United States history have often been intentionally erased by their enslavers to suppress their culture and their...

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Nancy Hart, Markswoman

Nancy Hart, Markswoman

Nancy Hart depicted in a 1865 book, via Wikipedia. Nancy Hart was born in 1735 as Ann Morgan Hart, but she is referred to as Nancy. While much of her early life is unknown, in the American Revolution, Nancy Hart was one of the most notorious spies and rebels. She was...

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Betty Zane, Frontier Heroine

Betty Zane, Frontier Heroine

Betty Zane passing her retrieved supply of gunpowder to the Fort Henry defenders, via Wikipedia. Imagine running through an open fire of gunshots, clutching onto the supply of gunpowder in your hands for your dear life. Your clothes are pierced, but you are...

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Mary Catherine Goddard, Revolutionary Newswoman

Mary Catherine Goddard, Revolutionary Newswoman

A print of the Declaration of Independence made and distributed by Mary Goddard, stamped with her name at the bottom, via WikiCommons. For decades, magazines and newspapers have promoted some incredible changes across the world. Just like today, a few words on a small...

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Anna Marie Lane, First Female Soldier

Anna Marie Lane, First Female Soldier

 A Revolutionary War era map of the Battle of Germantown. This is where Anna was tragically wounded. From the Library of Congress via WikiCommons. Women and girls have been invaluable during times of war or conflict for all of history, with their roles as nurses,...

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Sarah Fulton, Mother of the Boston Tea Party

Sarah Fulton, Mother of the Boston Tea Party

Memorial stone marker on the site of the home of Sarah Bradlee Fulton, active participant in the American Revolutionary War, via WikiCommons by Mmangan333. Women’s stories, like that of Sarah Fulton, are not always known as well as the men’s stories in the American...

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Why We Need Girls’ Studies: Shauna Pomerantz

Why We Need Girls’ Studies: Shauna Pomerantz

Welcome to the third instalment of Girl Museum’s interview series, Why We Need Girls’ Studies, for 2024. We have many exciting interviews this year with important scholars in the field to get insights about what we are all doing in this space to further our...

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Rebecca Brewton Motte, Sacrifice for Revolution

Rebecca Brewton Motte, Sacrifice for Revolution

Portrait of Rebecca Brewton Motte, via WikiCommons. Born on June 15, 1737, Rebecca Brewton Motte was the daughter of Robert Brewton and Mary Loughton Brewton. She grew up in Charles Town (which would later be known as Charleston), South Carolina and was raised in a...

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Jane Black Thomas, Fierce Heroine

Jane Black Thomas, Fierce Heroine

Jane Black Thomas rides to Cedar Spring to alert the Rebel camp of an upcoming surprise ambush, via WikiTree. Born in 1720 to Robert and Annabelle Waters Black in Chester, Pennsylvania, almost little to none is known about Jane Black’s early life and family life prior...

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Grace and Rachel Martin, Brave Sisters

Grace and Rachel Martin, Brave Sisters

A map of South Carolina and Georgia from the year 1750, before the American War of Independence. The Martin sisters lived in the central North-Western part of the colony during the war, via Wikipedia. In the pages of history, the incredible tale of Grace and Rachel...

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