Tag: women’s history

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: ‘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...

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,...

Alexandria Celebrates Women: Caroline Hallowell Miller

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller “Her strongest characteristic was a love of justice, and this was what made her a champion for women’s enfranchisement.” Fifteen...

Alexandria Celebrates Women: “A loathsome place”

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller More than 150 years ago, in an age when most women were expected to “remember their place,” two women...