Let's celebrate Quaker women! You probably know that 2020 marked the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. While it prohibited denial of the right to vote solely because of sex, it didn't prevent disenfranchisement of countless women for many other reasons, including Jim Crow restrictions.
The historical tour guide in me was so looking forward to special programs at Independence National Historical Park and other sites, but with covid the celebration was squelched. So, here's my tribute to Quaker Women activists, from early Friends spreading the word (Hidden in Plain Sight) to Abolitionists and Suffragists (Valiant Friend, Alice Paul and the Fight for Women's Rights, and Remember the Ladies), to advocates for the environment (Ingrid Lakey in Quakers: The Quiet Revolutionaries) and advocates for racial equality today (Vanessa Julye, author of Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship.) See the full collection here. Do you think I left something out? Let me know!
- New Arrivals Collection
- FGC Spiritual Deepening Program -When the Spirit Calls
- Faith & Play - An Easter Story for Friends
- Friends Journal Picks - March 2021
- Beyond QuakerBooks - Bookshop