Articles tagged with: feminism

The Grimke Sisters (Women's Rights, Social Activists)

grimke.jpgPioneering sisters Sarah and Angelina Grimke eloquently fought the injustices of slavery, racism and sexism during the mid-19th century.

They were among the first female abolitionists to speak publicly against slavery, an important political topic. 

Angelina became the first woman to address a legislative body when she spoke to the Massachusetts State Legislature on women's rights and abolition in 1893.

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Oprah at Stanford 2008 (Speech Text)

oprah-at-stanford.jpgTalk show host Oprah Winfrey, one of the most powerful women in the world today, delivered the commencement address at Stanford University on June 16, 2008.

Here is the full text of her speech (to watch the video, click here):

Thank you, President Hennessy, and to the trustees and the faculty, to all of the parents and grandparents, to you, the Stanford graduates. Thank you for letting me share this amazing day with you.

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Everyone Woman's Story Deserves To Be Told

The idea for this website for and about amazing women was born years ago, and I’ve been doing my best to make it happen for a long time. That's OK, it's how it's meant to be.

I still face countless obstacles – it seems every time I turn around there’s some new hurdle to overcome. But is my joy, my passion, and my purpose. I will never give up. I have faith that this is what I'm meant to do, it's my small part in making positive change.

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