Born a poor, black woman, society told Bessie Coleman, no you can’t, over and over. She didn’t accept that answer.
Over time, history changes from unknown to known. Why? Time blurs memories, newspapers sensationalize stories, and sometimes the facts are blurry. And so it is with the story of the first female in US law enforcement, Undersheriff, Constance Kopp.
For many years, U.S. history neglected many people due to their race or ethnicity or gender. Yet they existed. Meet Lucy Lobdell aka Joe.
In 1887, Kansas granted women the right to vote in municipal elections. Afraid of the temperance movement, some townsmen made a joke nomination for mayor.
What image comes to mind when you think of the women’s suffrage movement in America? A woman in a long suffragette white dress? Is she Chinese? She was.