Women’s History, January 20

20 Jan

Maya Anegelou

January 20, 1993, Maya Angelou delivers her poem, On the Pulse of the Morning at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration. Angelou, probably best known for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, was part of the Harlem Writer’s Guild in the 1950s.  Some of my favorite writers were part of the HWG, such as, Audrey Lorde, Lorraine Hansberry, and Sidney Poitier.  Angelou was active in the civil right’s movement and was a part of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Happy Birthday, Harriet Stanton Blatch.  Like her mother, Blatch was a suffragist, and social reformer.  She also wrote a biography of her mother, Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

On January 20, 1891, Liliʻuokalani becomes Queen of Hawaii. Liliʻuokalani was to be the last monarch of Hawaii.

 

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