55 Years Later: The Leesburg Stockade

Program Developer Tiffany Rhoades writes about the 55th anniversary of the Leesburg Stockade, where a group of young girls were unlawfully imprisoned for protesting during the Civil Rights movement in 1963.

Girlhood During the Holocaust

January 27th is Holocaust Memorial Day, an annual commemoration of those who were persecuted and systematically murdered under the Nazi regime, remembered on 27 January as it marks the liberation of the largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau. The theme for the...

Musical Gals: Florence Price

Music Period: 20th Century and beyond Location: America Claim to Fame: Having her Symphony in E minor performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, an all-male orchestra. Florence Price was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, to an African-American middle class family in...

Musical Gals: Rebecca Clarke

Music Period: Romantic – 20th Century Location: UK & USA Claim to Fame: First female student of Charles Stanford, and the first woman to be employed by a fully professional ensemble. Rebecca Clarke was born in 1886 to a couple living in Harrow near London....

Musical Gals: Alma Mahler

Music Period: Romantic, 1930 – 1900 Location: Vienna Claim to Fame: Composing Lieder earlier in her life and becoming a musical inspiration for Mahler in his final years. Few realise that Alma Mahler was a composer. However, she was composing in an artistic...

Musical Gals: Amy Beach

Music Period: Romantic Location: New Hampshire, USA Claim to Fame: one of the few women to have found a place in mainstream histories of music. Amy Beach (neé Cheney) was an entirely self-taught composer born in New Hampshire in 1867. This incredible woman played...

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