Lesson #3 From the Suffragists

Why is a woman to be treated differently? Woman suffrage will succeed, despite this miserable guerilla opposition.--Victoria Woodhull LESSON #3: SETBACKS, ROADBLOCKS, AND OPPOSITION WILL TRY YOUR RESOLVE.  NO MATTER WHAT THE OBSTACLE, LEAN ON THE SISTERHOOD FOR STRENGTH BUT KEEP GOING.   The better class of NEGROES THEMSELVES know they’re better off represented by able … Continue reading Lesson #3 From the Suffragists

Let’s Celebrate the Original Persisters!

August 26th  is Woman’s Equality Day, the day we commemorate the adoption of the 19th Amendment. It seems like the appropriate day to post the first segment of a blog series I worked on over the summer. I am a bit of history nerd so, for me, it was interesting to dig into details about … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate the Original Persisters!

He Conquered While She Saved

By Peg Ludtke She was always at least one student’s first pick. My 9th-grade students were required to do a year-long biography study of someone they revered, someone who they felt had done something admirable for the greater good. Harriet Tubman easily fulfilled the requirement and swelled my female student’s minds and hearts with inspiration. The finale … Continue reading He Conquered While She Saved

My First Impression of SCVWA From Two Years Ago

When Women Rule By Peg Ludtke “What can we do about…?” or “How might we..? When women gather with purpose, they ask a lot of open-ended questions; they want as many options on the table as possible. Do men do this? I know this will sound sexist, but somehow I am having a hard time imagining … Continue reading My First Impression of SCVWA From Two Years Ago

Gun Violence is a National Health Emergency

By Peg Ludtke, SCVANOW Secretary Reverend Nancy Nord Bence’s passion for protecting all Minnesotans from gun violence is obvious. As a minister, she has been on the front line during the aftermath of gun violence and seen first-hand its crippling, or deadly effect on families. Her superiors in the Lutheran Ministries felt this was the … Continue reading Gun Violence is a National Health Emergency