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In around 800 BC, a conqueror named Piye led campaigns to conquer the southern border of the Egyptian empire. His successful campaigns would later lead to the establishment of a great empire known as the Kushite empire or the kingdom of Kush.
The Kushite Empire soon started to prosper. However, the Egyptian empire claimed that the Kushite empire was a part of Egypt since it was so close to Egypt’s southern border. This resulted in multiple battles between Kush and Egypt.
But though Egypt was a stronger force, the Kushite empire was able to dominate most of the later battles with Egypt in its history.
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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson (1970 - Present) received her law degree from Harvard Law School in 1996. Judge Jackson was nominated to the United States Supreme Court by President Biden in February 2022, and she is the one of the most qualified nominees in history.
She has served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Vice Chair for the U.S. Sentencing Commission, Supreme Court Clerk for Justice Breyer, and she would be the first Black woman, and first
former federal public defender, to serve on the Supreme Court. During her Supreme Court hearings in March 2022, Judge Jackson faced a particularly racist and sexist line of questioning, and, to no surprise, held herself high despite these attacks. #WomensHistoryMonth
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A Steel Magnolia … a genteel woman who demonstrates uncommon fortitude.

Our final salute for #WomensHistoryMonth is none other than, the brilliant @SweethomeFL.
R. Jai is the Director of Foundation Affairs at the FLDental Association. R. Jai & her team just wrapped up their annual event where they helped over 1,400 people and provided almost $1.8 million dollars in free dental services.
In addition to her professional career, R. Jai is the mother to our three children, Jackson, Davis, and Caroline. More recently, R. Jai went back to school to get her second graduate degree, this time from George Washington University.
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Once upon a time, a lonely woman roamed these hills.

Her name was Ellyw. She was a princess, granddaughter of Brychan, Prince of Brycheiniog, but her family insisted she renounce her faith and marry a royal suitor, leaving Ellyw with no choice but to flee her home. 

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She wandered across the Black Mountains in Powys seeking refuge. At each village she came to, the villagers, who feared her grandfather, refused to help her. Eventually, Ellyw found a small hut on a mountain top near Brecon and secluded herself there. 

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But Ellyw didn't live happily ever after in her solitude. The prince to whom she had been promised hunted her down. Once he found her, he demanded that she return at once and marry him. But Ellyw was resolute and refused. In a rage, her rejected suitor cut her head off. 

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In the words of my dear friend & scholar @sandylocks,

If we aren’t intersectional, some of us, the most vulnerable, are going to fall through the cracks.

This #WomensHistoryMonth, I’m thinking of those in the midst of our continued struggle for disability justice.
.@VilissaThompson is a scholar, researcher, and social worker.

She is the founder and CEO of Ramp Your Voice and has played a critical role in advancing nationwide conversations about the lived experiences of Black disabled women in America. This graphic reads:  Viliss...
.@SeeMiaRoll is an activist, an elite athlete, and the Director of the Disability Justice Initiative at CAP.

She is incredibly skilled at calling the question that changes the conversation and pushing for data that drives action. This graphic reads:    Mia ...
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While on the trail I’d often invoke lessons learned from my mother & mantras instilled in me by my grandmother. These were the women who helped to shape me into the man I am today.

Equally important in my life has been my baby sister, Monique Gillum. #WomensHistoryMonth Image
Monique has inspired everyone she's met with her determination and grace. While the road has not been easy, Monique has dedicated her life towards advocacy and service working at orgs like the Southern Poverty Law Center and now an attorney for the ACLU.
As a student at Florida A&M University, my sister slept on the cold, marble floors of Florida Capital for nearly 30 days to demand Justice in the death in one of Florida’s boot camps of a young Martin Lee Anderson.
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Next up: #KetanjiBrownJackson made history in February as the first Black woman nominated to #SCOTUS. Legal experts @JNelsonLDF and @FGossGraves join criminal justice reporter @ChrisCarrega to discuss the power of Jackson's nomination. #CapitalBLive ow.ly/bjZB50Iwh5V
@JNelsonLDF @FGossGraves @ChrisCarrega .@JNelsonLDF starts off by reminding us that a new justice will influence Supreme Court decisions on voting rights, reproductive rights, and more. "#SCOTUS will have a direct impact on how we continue to live in this country and whether we can thrive." #CapitalBLive
@ChrisCarrega .@FGossGraves values the visibility she and her peers have right now. "It's been important for the country to be introduced to not just Judge Jackson, but a number of Black women attorneys who are extraordinarily qualified and accomplished in all manner of ways." #CapitalBLive
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We’re shaking it up today and spotlighting just a few of the incredible journalists who have pricked my conscious with their reporting and insight. Today’s #WomensHistoryMonth features are @abbydphillip, @JoyAnnReid, and @Yamiche. Image
Abby Phillip is CNN's senior political correspondent and anchor of Inside Politics Sunday, an hour-long in-depth conversation on the week's most important political storylines, with a diverse set of analysts and news-making interviews.
Joy-Ann Reid is a political analyst for MSNBC and host of “The ReidOut”. She is the author of The New York Times bestseller “The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story”, as well as “Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide”.
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Today’s #WomensHistoryMonth spotlight is none other than Vice President @KamalaHarris. Image
Vice President Harris was born in Oakland, California to parents who emigrated from India and Jamaica. She graduated from Howard University and the University of California, Hastings College of Law.
On August 11, 2020, Vice President Harris accepted President Joe Biden’s invitation to become his running mate and help unite the nation. She is the first woman, the first Black American, and the first South Asian American to be elected Vice President.
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🧵Good morning, friends! Today marks the 12th #VisibleWomen event! This will be a thread that goes over the history & basics then we'll get started. Submission instructions also posted here: bit.ly/VW322
What is the #VisibleWomen project? It's a effort to raise the profiles of women in the comic book industry **in order to get them work**. (More on that last part in a bit.)
For the next roughly 8 hours, we will signal boost portfolio & CV links from women in the comic book and publishing industries. We will then put those names and links on a spreadsheet that is made available FOR FREE to any hiring professionals in the industry. #VisibleWomen
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Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven Robinson: We invested in 17 different projects run by women in the PH, which turned around $5.7 million bit.ly/35gpKUt

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Australian envoy to PH: 2,000 jobs were created through our program. We are very excited to expand this in the future so more jobs can be created.
'Just Go Low Carb' owner Virginia Andrada on benefitting from IWRISE Fund: We were surprised by the response of the market and everybody was just looking to good food and alternative to snacks they really love
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A multi-awarded illustrator and graphic designer is among the emerging Filipina directors to watch out for. #BreakTheBias #WomensHistoryMonth

We speak to award-winning filmmaker Gabriela Serrano on New Day | Watch here bit.ly/35gpKUt
Gabriela Serrano on making films: Illustration and graphic design were my primary interests growing up.... I had all these other interests I wanted to pursue but I wanted to stick to my strengths (1/2)
Gabriela Serrano: I went to the route of visual arts. In [one of my classes] I realized film can incorporate all these interests that I had (2/2)
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The National Archives has a world renowned collection of documents relating to the women's suffrage movement, particularly relating to the 20th Century.

For #WomensHistoryMonth we thought we'd share some of this history with you…

📷: COPY 1/494 & ZPER 34/143 Annie Kenney and Christabel...Millicent Fawcett pictured ...
The wealth of records cross many government departments, illustrating the huge impact, particularly the militant suffrage campaign, had on government business.
We have a few items relating to the early campaign for the vote.

One of the earliest items we hold is this beautiful silk mounted address to Queen Victoria on her Diamond Jubilee, 1897.

Do you think they are trying to make a point with any of the images…?

📷: PP 1/349/2 Silk mounted address that w...Detail of silk mounted addr...
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This diminutive figure in a cloak and cap is Mary Flint, the 'female parish clerk of Caldecote'. She performed the role diligently for 18 years until her death in 1838, aged 82.

As a woman parish clerk in the 19th century, Mary was rare, but not unique.

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Several other women broke with convention and dared to perform the essential duties of traditionally male parochial offices.

Some of them continued the work of their late husbands, but in one parish in Norfolk, there were simply no literate men available to do the job!
We’ve been delving into historic newspapers and found that reactions to women parish clerks and churchwardens ranged from admiration and respect, to disapproval, condescension and ridicule.
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In honor of Women’s History Month and listening to podcasts to drown out the sound of your own thoughts, here are some podcasts on women in the physical sciences that we think are pretty rad #WHM #WomensHistoryMonth (1/24)
Celebrate mathematician Emmy Noether’s birthday today by listening to this episode of BBC’s In our Time and learn about her important contributions to physics and mathematics! @BBCInOurTime
bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00… (2/24)
The Smithsonian’s podcast @SidedoorPod explores the history of the suits made for walking on the moon, and how important seamstresses that worked for Playtex were for the construction and design si.edu/sidedoor/ep-1-… (3/24)
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State of Missouri v. Celia, a Slave (1855), was a case in which Ceila, a nineteen year old slave, beat her master to death to prevent him from raping her

She plead self-defense but was found guilty of murder and was hung on December, 21, 1855
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Not much is known about Celia before she was purchased by Robert Newsom in 1850 at the age of 14

From the moment she arrived Celia was repeated sexually assaulted by Robert and gave birth to two children*, both most likely his

*Celia has living descendants, more on that later
On Saturday June 23, 1855 Robert Newsom visited Celia in "her cabin" and attempted to rape her

Celia warned Robert she would hurt him if tried and so she did

She took a stick "about as large as the upper part of a Windsor chair" and hit him over the head twice killing him
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“I have heard the Bible and have learned that Eve caused man to sin. Well if woman upset the world, do give her a chance to set it right side up again." – Sojourner Truth (ca. 1791-1883), address to the 1851 Woman’s Rights Convention, Akron, Ohio #WomensHistoryMonth Image
"And how came Jesus into the world? Through God who created him and woman who bore him. Man, where is your part?” – Sojourner Truth (ca. 1791-1883), address to the 1851 Woman’s Rights Convention, Akron, Ohio
The quotation is from a newspaper report shortly after Truth delivered her speech—a more accurate account of her speech than the one that usually circulates. Historians generally believe the famous “Ain’t I a woman?” refrain was a poetic fiction penned by a white woman.
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Known as the “Mother of Miami,” Julia Tuttle wasn’t allowed to vote in 1896, but that didn’t stop her from becoming the only female founder of a major American city. While others saw a swampy wasteland, she saw unlimited potential. #WomensHistoryMonth
“It may seem strange to you,” she wrote to a friend, “but it is the dream of my life to see this wilderness turned into a prosperous country.”
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A tireless businesswoman, after the Great Freeze of 1894, Tuttle convinced railroad owner Henry Flagler to extend train service from Palm Beach to Miami by sending him unfrozen orange blossoms from South Florida. This was the beginning of an economic boom.
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Wie Frauen in Kriegen kämpften. Eine unbekannte Soldatengeschichte aus dem Jahr 1832.
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"Ein 17jähriges Mädchen, Namens Katharine Karoline Raffoux, stand vor dem Zuchtpolizeygerichte, beschuldigt, die Uniform eines Kavallerieoffiziers nebst der belgischen,
polnischen und Juli=Dekoration unbefugt getragen zu haben. Ihr Advokat erzählte, sie habe, vom Durste nach Kriegsthaten und von Freyheitsdrang getrieben, als Volontair in Belgien im Regimente Pontecoulant’s gedient, sey bey allen Gefechten gegen die Holländer zugegen gewesen,
habe an der Spitze von 40 Mann eine Zitadelle (!) angegriffen und durch diese Heldenthat den Grad eines Lieutenants erhalten; nach Paris zurückgekehrt, habe sie es nicht über sich zu bringen vermocht, ihre Uniform abzulegen. Dem. Raffoux erzählte, Thränen vergießend
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Women’s rights and democracy – America is backsliding on both. A 🧵 for #WomensHistoryMonth @BrennanCenter 1/14
brennancenter.org/our-work/analy…
In 2021 the U.S. was flagged as a backsliding democracy by @Int_IDEA – w/ noted lapses in effect­ive legis­lat­ive bodies and freedoms of expres­sion and assembly 2/14
Around the same time, when TX #SB8 went into effect some smart folks looked at the correlation between abortion rollbacks & back­slid­ing demo­cracies @nytimes @Max_Fisher 3/14
nytimes.com/2021/09/09/wor…
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Als Frauen in Unterwiesenthal im Erzgebirge im Jahr 1827 um ihre einzige Einkommensquelle, das Spitzenklöppeln, gegen Maschinen kämpften.
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"Unter den Weibern im sächsischen Erzgebirg, sagt die Dorfzeitung, ist ein großer Aufstand. Bekanntlich ist im Image
Obererzgebirg das Spitzenklöppeln fast der einzige Nahrungszweig, und man war daher auf die englischen Maschinen, welche die Spitzen, freylich nicht so haltbar, aber feiner, um den halben Preis liefern, schon lange erbittert. Als sich daher das Gerücht verbreitete, es sey eine
solche Maschine aus Böhmischwiesenthal nach Oberwiesenthal heimlich gebracht worden, zogen am 13. Febr. Weiber und Mädchen und Kinder mit Hacken und Ofengabeln vor das Haus, schryeen fürchterlich, schimpften auf die Gensd'armen, und ruhten nicht, bis einige Hauptschreyerinnen
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Women have been fighting for equal rights since before 1834. ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏿 Here’s how we went from textile unions to the first woman & Afro-Indian US Vice President. #WomensHistoryMonth Image
The Founding Fathers’ principles of “life, liberty, and property” didn’t apply to any women until 1900 when married women were finally able to access property and wages. Image
White women won the right to vote 122 years ago. Black women finally won the right to vote in 1965 – only 57 years ago. Image
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