CELEBRATING THE RECOGNITION OF WOMEN

MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD. THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.
MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD. THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.

What a week it has been for recognition of women in the United States.  The big announcement by the Treasury that Harriet Tubman will be featured on the front of the $20 bill.

Harriet.Tubman

But not only that, on the back of the $10 bill will be featured Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul.

Which leads me to the next huge celebration, for at last there is now a national monument to women’s equality.  After women won the right to vote, Alice Paul bought a brick house near Capitol Hill in 1929.  She moved the National Women’s Party into it so that they could continue to lobby for legislation that pertained to women such as property rights, equal pay, housing and employment and housing issues.  They wrote the Equal Rights Amendment in that house.  Unfortunately, this piece of legislation has not been enacted to this day.

President Obama has designated that house, the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum in Washington, D.C., as the United States’ first Women’s Equality National Monument.

sewall-belmont-house

What a historic week to celebrate.

Wishing us all many more of these historic opportunities to celebrate,

Bernadette

About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

14 Responses

  1. The first state to grant suffrage to women was Wyoming, and there is a statue of one of the leaders there at the state capital in Cheyenne. It was a big week. Harriet Tubman is a beautiful choice, don’t you think?

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  2. I think it is great that you wrote about the celebration of women. This was a historic week with the announcements. Thanks for the information about Alice Paul. I was about to look her up since I have not studied her before.

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