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From More Than 20 To Two: Women’s Colleges In Virginia

Colleges for women sprang up in Virginia during the 1800s and 1900s, but only two remain in 2022.

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Happy International Women’s Day: [Women’s] History in the Making

International Women’s Day consistently falls on March 8 every year nowadays, but it wasn’t always that way. 

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The Ward Maids Walkout: An Uncovered Story Of Virginia History

Del. Sally Hudson, one of the 36 female members in the Virginia House of Delegates, didn’t take the stand to announce new policy on March 3. Instead, she spoke to her colleagues about a group of women who paved the way for other ladies.

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Virginia’s Role in the Equal Rights Amendment: Over a Century in the Making

The fate of the Equal Rights Amendment hangs in the balance, but Virginia women continue pushing forward.