Author: April Young Bennett

Happy birthday to Harriet Forten Purvis, an abolitionist, suffragist and woman of color who helped establish the first multiracial women’s abolitionist group.

Happy birthday to Harriet Forten Purvis, born February 1, 1810. Harriet was an abolitionist, suffragist and woman of color who helped establish the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, a multiracial activist group at a time when...

The Myth of Seneca Falls

If women’s history is covered at all in our androcentric courses at school, it tends to occupy only a few paragraphs, maybe one chapter, of our textbooks. With most of the story omitted, how...