Feisty Females:  Neta Snook

Feisty Females: Neta Snook

When Amelia Earhart wanted to learn how to fly an airplane, the deal she struck with her parents required she be taught by a woman pilot.  That pilot, Neta Snook, was a woman of many “firsts” – one of the first female aviators, she was the first woman accepted into a...
Feisty Females:  Jessie Daniel Ames

Feisty Females: Jessie Daniel Ames

Today’s article closes out the month of February, also known as Black History Month, with a story about an anti-lynching activist Southern white woman, Jessie Daniel Ames.  She was also the founder of the Texas League of Women Voters in 1919 and served as its first...
Feisty Females:  Phillis Wheatley

Feisty Females: Phillis Wheatley

Today’s “Feisty Female” came to America as a slave, and during her all-too-brief life, made history by becoming the first African American woman to have her own book of poetry published.  Most scholars believe she was born in Senegal around 1753. In 1761 the young...
Feisty Females:  Elizabeth Blackwell (Part I)

Feisty Females: Elizabeth Blackwell (Part I)

On January 23, 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in U.S. history to receive a medical degree at New York’s Geneva Medical College.  Today, a momentous first of any kind would be trumpeted all over the world in a series of instant tweets.  In 1849 it...