Born on August 13, 1860 to Quaker parents Jacob and Susan, Phoebe Ann Mozee came from humble beginnings without a hint of foreshadowing of the wild and adventurous life she would have. Phoebe Anne, or "Annie," spent the bulk of her childhood in Drake County, Ohio. In 1866 her father died from pneumonia after getting caught in a snow storm, which thrust the remaining family into poverty.
Anne Sexton was born in Newton, Masachusetts in 1928. Sexton was the youngest of three daughters and quickly earned the title of the wild child. At seventeen, her parents sent her to Rogers Hall Boarding School in Lowell, Massachuse... Read Post
Elizabeth Blackwell was born in Bristol, England, the third among nine other children. Her parents and family were firm believers in the Quaker religion where all women and men were equal in the eyes of God. The Blackwells made sure... Read Post
Welcome back to another installment of Adventures in Feministory. This week we present the "Anns Without E's Edition," beginning with famed Texas politician Ann Richards. Before stepping onto the political scene in 1976, Richards, a... Read Post