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Emily Pierson handing out leaflets in New York State Suffrage Campaign

A Feeling of Solidarity: Labor Unions and Suffragists Team Up

The voting booth and the shop floor were two important arenas in the fight for women’s equality. …[more]

Categories: Everyday Life, Social Movements, Women, Work

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A copy of J. Napoleon Gimbrede's ca. 1830 watercolor of The Litchfield Female Academy by Emily Hart, ca. 1856 - The Litchfield Historical Society

Sarah Pierce’s Litchfield Female Academy

March 31, 2015

While several educational academies existed for girls in the years following the American Revolution, few proved more influential than Sarah Pierce’s Litchfield Female Academy. Over 3,000 young women—and about 120 young men—received instruction at Pierce’s school before it closed in 1833.  …[more]

Categories: Education, Litchfield, Women

Fuller Brush building following collapse of tower

Fuller Brush Tower Collapses – Today in History: March 31

On March 31, 1923, a 56,000-gallon water tank dropped through 4 concrete floors of the Fuller Brush Company Tower, which was in the final stages of construction. Nearing completion, the …[more]

Categories: Business and Industry, Disaster, Hartford

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Video – Helen Keller Tribute Film

March 30, 2015

The Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame pays tribute to Easton resident Helen Keller, an inspirational champion for the disabled. …[more]

Categories: Easton, Social Movements, Women

Bird Sanctuary. Postcard, ca. 1914. View of the main building at the Bird Sanctuary in Fairfield, Connecticut, established by Mabel Osgood Wright -  Connecticut Historical Society

A Woman Ahead of Her Time: Mabel Osgood Wright

This writer and photographer founded the Connecticut Audubon Society and created Fairfield's Birdcraft Sanctuary. …[more]

Categories: Environment, Fairfield, Women, Work

Detail from a photograph of women painting clock dials at the U.S. Radium Corporation, New Jersey - Rutgers University Libraries, Health Sciences: History of Medicine, U.S. Radium Corporation

Waterbury’s Radium Girls

March 29, 2015

By Nicole Fontaine The Waterbury Clock Company experienced an increased demand for watches after the First World War, and to turn a profit, they hired women at low wages to …[more]

Categories: Business and Industry, CT AT Work: Waterbury Area, Health and Medicine, Waterbury, Women, Work

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