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    3/8/21 - Notable Woman (with her achievement)
    Jennie Serepta Dean (1848-1913) -

    Born into slavery in Loudoun County, VA, Jennie Serepta Dean attended schools in Fairfax County and Washington, D.C. after emancipation. Dean worked as a domestic servant to help her family purchase a farm in Prince William County after her father’s death and to pay for one of her sisters’ schooling. Dedicated to missionary work and racial uplift, Dean established a series of Sunday schools in the area.

    In 1888 Dean began to organize support for a school that would teach skilled trades to young African Americans. Dean’s years of fundraising and planning came to fruition when the Manassas Industrial School for Colored Youth received its charter in October 1893. A dedication ceremony for the school’s first building, Howland Hall, took place on September 3, 1894, and featured Frederick Douglass as the keynote speaker. For many years Dean served on the school’s board of directors and executive committee, with the title of financial agent.

    As a delegate to the 1896 annual convention of the National Federation of Afro-American Women (later the National Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs), she spoke about her work at Manassas and urged the organization to get involved in establishing similar industrial schools.

    Jennie Dean has had a playground, a community center, and an elementary school named in her honor. The park featured below named for Jennie Dean is located along Four Mile Run in Arlington. It is currently closed for renovations.




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    me posing with girl scout cookies
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    I think I liked your photo - just found out about BAFS through your Strava photo!! I would love to do it next year 😁

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    3/8/21 Notable woman/women

    I found this challenge to be quite discouraging as I searched for sculptures that featured women of note. The two obvious ones in DC were Eleanor Roosevelt and Joan of Arc at Meridian Hill park. But Eleanor is at the FDR memorial - not even a memorial of her own, and Joan of Arc died in 1431 in Europe. Joan is inspirational but really -- that's the best we can do? I ended up going with some of the bravest and barrier breaking women around - military nurses. This is the Vietnam Womens Memorial. So, not a particular woman, but when I'm looking for inspiration, these badass women who just got on with their jobs and did it with excellence provide it! (Incidentally, as a military kid growing up on bases in post-Viet Nam era, the veteran nurses provided awesome medical care to young dependents who needed it. Nothing fazed them.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
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    Mary, the mother of Jesus
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    3/8/21 - Notable Woman

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (aka RBG)
    Notable Achievement: I would like to say 'nuff said', but am also happy to note achievements such as:
    -- Supreme Court Justice 1993-2020
    -- Advocate for gender equality and women's rights
    -- Pop culture icon
    -- First woman to lie in state at the Capitol

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    3/8/21 - Notable Woman (with her achievement)
    Philly has the same female monument drought that kbikeva described in DC, and I even read a bit about a work ("If They Should Ask") that addresses that dearth. I decided to go with Barbara Gittings, the "mother of the LGBT civil rights movement". She was the editor of The Ladder, a national lesbian magazine, protested the federal government's employment ban on gays in front of Independence Hall, and helped get homosexuality dropped from the DSM.
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    It's crazy how discriminatory things were not that long ago (and I know I'm not exposed to much given the circumstances of my birth), but Barbara Gittings definitely made things better during her lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    Philly has the same female monument drought that kbikeva described in DC, and I even read a bit about a work ("If They Should Ask") that addresses that dearth. I decided to go with Barbara Gittings, the "mother of the LGBT civil rights movement". She was the editor of The Ladder, a national lesbian magazine, protested the federal government's employment ban on gays in front of Independence Hall, and helped get homosexuality dropped from the DSM.
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    It's crazy how discriminatory things were not that long ago (and I know I'm not exposed to much given the circumstances of my birth), but Barbara Gittings definitely made things better during her lifetime.
    Nice one, Josh


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    3/8/21. Notable Women

    from Wikipedia
    Mary Jane McLeod Bethune (born Mary Jane McLeod; July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955[1]) was an American educator, stateswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian, womanist,[2] and civil rights activist. Bethune founded the National Council for Negro Women in 1935, established the organization's flagship journal Aframerican Women's Journal,[3][4] and resided as president or leader for myriad African American women's organizations including the National Association for Colored Women and the National Youth Administration's Negro Division.[5] She also was appointed as a national adviser to president Franklin D. Roosevelt, whom she worked with to create the Federal Council on colored Affairs, also known as the Black Cabinet


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    Mary Ellen Henderson
    (September 18, 1885 February 4, 1976)

    An African-American educator and civil rights activist in the mid-1900s. She is most famous for her work desegregating living spaces in Falls Church, working to build better facilities for black students in Falls Church, Virginia and starting the CCPL (Colored Citizens Protective League), the first rural branch of the NAACP.

    Henderson fought for a better school for African-American children, conducting a study on the funding inequalities between black and white schools in Fairfax County, Our Disgrace and Shame: School Facilities for Negro Children in Fairfax County. Henderson was persuasive, and in 1948, Fairfax opened the new James E. Lee Elementary School, a six-room school, complete with the additions of an auditorium, library, clinic, and cafeteria. Henderson was appointed as principal of the new school, a position she held for thirty years.



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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    3/8/21 - Notable Woman (with her achievement)
    I feel like the achievement of this woman who lived about 2000 years ago kind of doesn't need to be stated, but here you go. It amused me that this one for me turned into a Christian-themed hunt while the star was Jewish-themed.

    Mary, mother of Jesus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary,_mother_of_Jesus
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