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    3/8/21 - Notable Woman (with her achievement)

    This may not count, but it's the best I could come up with where I was riding today. And, while I could have done another 3 miles after I got home and gone to the Rosa Parks Middle School, I did not. I don't really care that much.

    So here is my entry:

    Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). They are a notable group of women.

    In addition to installing markers and monuments (like the one I saw today), DAR chapters have purchased, preserved, and operated historic houses and other sites associated with the war. I think that's pretty cool.

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    The Sheridan-Kalorama Call Box Restoration Project has restored many of the old police and fire call boxes in the neighborhood This call box piece, entitled "Women of Influence" portrays some of the residents of the neighborhood. The main figure is Madame Chiang Kai-Shek (Soong Mei-ling), the First Lady of Taiwan. She lobbied for support of the Nationalists' efforts and, with her husband, was Time Magazine's "Man and Wife of the Year" in 1937.

    Also portrayed on this box are Eleanor Roosevelt (First Lady, civil rights leader, and United Nations delegate), Lou Henry Hoover (president of the Red Cross), and Edith Galt Wilson (First Lady and, after her husband's stroke, controller of the White House).

    What's particularly ironic about this location of this call box is that it is directly in front of the house rented by the Kushners during the last administration. This call box was unfortunately kept from full public view behind a fence during those four years.



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    Eleanor Roosevelt First United States Delegate to the United Nations and the woman behind one of our greatest Presidents.
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    Gladys Noon Spellman (March 1, 1918 – June 19, 1988) was a U.S. Congresswoman who represented the 5th congressional district of Maryland from January 3, 1975, to February 24, 1981. She was a member of the Democratic Party.


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    On your ride on International Womens Day - which has been celebrated for over a century - snap a pic of the name or likeness of a notable woman. Just as important, mention at least one of her social, economic, cultural or political achievements (which can be as brief or as detailed as you like).

    Happy hunting!

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    Notable Women (with her achievement) 3/8/21 I found this picture of Harriet Tubman at the Historic Surratt House and Tavern in Clinton, MD. I am posting the site plague, then a close up of Harriet Tubman picture from off the plague. Harriet Tubman lead over 70 slaves to freedom from Maryland and the south. She also served as a nurse and a scout in the Civil War.

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    High school teacher Christa McAuliffe was the first American civilian to go into space. Unfortunately she died in the explosion of the space shuttle “Challenger” in 1986.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCAKen View Post
    3/8/21 - Notable Woman (with her achievement)

    The Sheridan-Kalorama Call Box Restoration Project has restored many of the old police and fire call boxes in the neighborhood This call box piece, entitled "Women of Influence" portrays some of the residents of the neighborhood. The main figure is Madame Chiang Kai-Shek (Soong Mei-ling), the First Lady of Taiwan. She lobbied for support of the Nationalists' efforts and, with her husband, was Time Magazine's "Man and Wife of the Year" in 1937.

    Also portrayed on this box are Eleanor Roosevelt (First Lady, civil rights leader, and United Nations delegate), Lou Henry Hoover (president of the Red Cross), and Edith Galt Wilson (First Lady and, after her husband's stroke, controller of the White House).

    What's particularly ironic about this location of this call box is that it is directly in front of the house rented by the Kushners during the last administration. This call box was unfortunately kept from full public view behind a fence during those four years.



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    What a cool project - I'd never heard of it. Thanks for pointing me that direction!

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    From the Pioneer Women's web site: The Madonna of the Trail statue (which debits a Pioneer everywoman, not a specific notable woman), is "one of the few statues honoring women in the state of Maryland." And Bethesda doesn't tend to have public art depicting specific people--much less women--at all. It has:
    • Abstract art (e.g., the "Untitled Column" at Bethesda Place Plaza).
    • Art depicting concepts (e.g., the Peace Mural in Cabin John Village).
    • Art depicting nonspecific humans (e.g., the three faces in the Bethesda parking garage).

    As AlanA said, "I feel like the achievement of this woman who lived about 2000 years ago kind of doesn't need to be stated," so I passed up the statue of her in the local Catholic church.

    So I give you Connie Morella. From her Wikipedia entry:
    She represented Maryland's 8th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1987 to 2003. She served as Permanent Representative from the U.S. to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) from 2003 to 2007. She is on American University's faculty as an Ambassador in Residence for the Women & Politics Institute. She was appointed to the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) by President Barack Obama in 2010.
    And on a personal note, she was the last Republican I ever voted for. For those who may not remember, there was a time when the South was solidly Democratic--but the Democratic party in the South was dedicated to maintaining segregation. And Maryland (which is, after all, below the Mason-Dixon line, much as we may like to forget that) was no exception. The winner of the Maryland Democratic Presidential primary in 1972 was George Wallace ("segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever").

    The Republicans, on the other hand, had some remarkably liberal candidates, including former Senator Charles ("Mac") Mathias. And Connie Morella was one of them. Again from her Wikipedia entry:
    Morella opposes her party's positions on abortion, gun control, gay rights, and the environmental movement, voted for government funding of contraceptives and needle exchange programs for drug addicts, and favored the legalization of medical marijuana. She received some support from organized labor and opposed many tax cuts... She voted against declaring English the official language of the United States and, in 1996, against a bill overwhelmingly approved by Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton to combat illegal immigration.

    In 1996, Morella was one of only five Republicans to vote against the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act. In 1998, she was one of only three Republicans to vote against renaming the Washington National Airport the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Morella was the only Republican in the entire Congress to have voted against approving the use of military force in Iraq in 1991 and again in 2002. She was active in human rights, women's health, and domestic violence issues in Congress, and served on the Science and Government Reform Committees.
    She was finally defeated when a) her district was gerrymandered Democratic even more thoroughly than it had been before, and b) politics became so polarized that it was perceived that when a vote was close, she'd be forced into voting with other Republicans.


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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
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    Audrey Moore was an environmentalist who became chairwoman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and successfully fought for the preservation of several thousand acres of open land in rapidly growing Northern Virginia. The Fairfax County Parks Rec Center at Wakefield Park is named after this local advocate.

    The Washington Post Obituary is linked below
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...e6f_story.html

    My first crack at the scavenger hunt for international women's day was Virginia Road [No picture here because rules]. There are many Virginias to choose from but I highlighted Virginia Hall. She was a covert operative during World War II and her efforts resulted in both intelligence and operational gains for the allies. You can learn more about Virginia Hall in the excellent book A Woman of No Importance.
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    Alethia Tanner was a former slave who purchased her freedom and that of many relatives. She helped sponsor some of the first schools for black children in the District of Columbia and provided financial support for many hundreds of young people to gain access to education. She is the namesake of the new park along the Metropolitan Branch Trail in NoMa.

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