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32 historic women's speeches to close #WomensHistoryMonth

The Eloquent Woman

Wells "This Awful Slaughter" came at the first convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, taking on lynching directly at a time when it was rarely spoken of publicly. 1912: Mother Jones speaks to striking West Virginia miners in her trademark "hell-raiser" style, giving voice to their working conditions. 1928: Virginia Woolf''s "A Room of One''s Own" lectures took the time to parse why we have so few women writers, let alone speakers.

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39 famous speeches by women to open #WomensHistoryMonth

The Eloquent Woman

Wells "This Awful Slaughter" came at the first convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, taking on lynching directly at a time when it was rarely spoken of publicly. 1912: Mother Jones speaks to striking West Virginia miners in her trademark "hell-raiser" style, giving voice to their working conditions. 1928: Virginia Woolf's "A Room of One's Own" lectures took the time to parse why we have so few women writers, let alone speakers.

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