March is Women’s History Month. This link will take you to some general sites on U.S. women’s history. Then it goes on to some interesting people and shining achievements in Long Island women’s history. Here, you’ll find links and readings on women’s fight for recognition, liberty, and equality, resistance to and fulfillment of the promise of the American Dream.
The web page is organized under the following subject headings: General. — Adams, Maude. — Aviation history. — Belmont, Alva Vanderbilt. — Booth, Mary Louise. — Brewster-walker, Sandi. — Burnett, Frances Hodgson. — Cleve, Mary L. — Floyd, Catherine (“Kitty”). — Fortunoff, Helene. — Golf. — Jones, Rosalie Gardner. — Krasner, Lee. — Landscape architects. — LuPone, Patti. — Moore, Maryanne. — McClintock, Barbara. — Medford, NY. — Moody, Lady Deborah. — Onassis, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. — Patchogue, NY. — Patterson, Alicia. — Post, Marjorie Merriweather. — Sachems (Indians). — Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow. — Sage, Margaret Olivia Slocum (Mrs. Russell). — Sanger, Margaret. — Smith, Elizabeth Oakes (Prince). — Strong, Anna Smith. — Suffolk County, NY. — Tyler, Julia Gardiner. — Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt. — Women’s Suffrage Movement. To turn a blind eye to this, is to miss out on half your own history, regardless of your gender. And it is a fascinating history, a lot of which took place on Long Island, here in your own backyard.
Mark Rothenberg, Local History Liaison, Celia M. Hastings Local History Room, 3/1/16.