Maud Cuney Hare was a multi-talented genius: pianist-lecturer, composer, playwright, biographer, poetry editor, folklorist, Black music historian and collector, founder and director of The Allied Arts Centre in Boston.Read More
Elizabeth Bethune Campbell was a Jamaica Plain resident and author of the book Where Angels Fear to Tread which was very controversial in its time.Read More
For a married woman to achieve not only bliss but also intellectual parity with her husband a hundred years ago was a remarkable accomplishment. Ellen Swallow’s love affair with Robert H. Richards was hardly one of history’s great romances, but it demonstrated that hearts and minds could be equal, rational and compatible.Read More
In the 1890s American women emerged as a major force for social reform. Millions joined civic organizations and, under the banner of “municipal housekeeping,” extended their roles from domestic duties to concern about their communities and environments. Their contributions were vital in civilizing and improving the horrific conditions created by the industrial revolution and the philosophies of social darwinism and unregulated capitalism. One of the first was Ellen Swallow Richards.
Almost a hundred years before women were allowed to enter Harvard Medical School, Marie Zakrzewska started medical school in 1854 in Ohio and then became internationally famous for her work here in Boston.Read More
Jamaica Plain was an important place in the suffrage movement, where many women's-rights agitators made their home.Read More
Based on a panel presentation held on March 26, 2013 discussing the stories of Emily Greene Balch, Mother Mary Rogers, and Rose Finkelstein Norwood.Read More