Tag: Alexandria womens history

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: 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...

Women of the Commonwealth: Women of politics

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller Countless Virginia women assumed traditional male roles during the American Civil War. Many had worked in dangerous munitions factories....