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Better With Age Profile: Making a mark

By Kassidy McDonald │[email protected] There are always a few special people in a community who do the most to help others. Pat Miller is one...

Cloaks, daggers…and petticoats

How American women spies 'gave the slip' to the enemy (Part I) By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller Invisible ink, secret codes… and layers of petticoats...

Alexandria Celebrates Women: Celebrating women writers

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller The documentation of history is impossible without the written word. With the stroke of a pen or tap of...

Alexandria Celebrates Women: A band of brothers and sisters

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller They are mothers, wives, sisters, daughters and grandmothers. They are factory workers, medical personnel and professional ballerinas. They are...

Alexandria Celebrates Women: The evolution of Women’s History Month

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller They carry, deliver and raise human beings. They govern nations. They run businesses. They fight in combat. They save...

Alexandria Celebrates Women: ‘Blue stockings’

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller When 17th century women’s rights advocate Margaret Brent owned much of the land upon which Alexandria sits today, she...

Alexandria Celebrates Women: The history of America’s “deputy husbands”

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller During most winters of the Revolutionary War, Martha Washington would be at her husband’s side. She would endure the...

Alexandria Celebrates Women: The art of protest

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller Two hundred years ago, an American woman’s creative expression had to be pretty and practical. Restricted by society, women...

City honors suffragists’ fight with new historic marker

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The city and local women’s organization Alexandria Celebrates Women came together on Aug. 26 to dedicate a historic marker to...

Alexandria Celebrates Women: Suffragists struggle against brutality in fight for voting...

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller When American suffragists were arrested outside the White House 104 years ago and sentenced for imprisonment in nearby Occoquan,...