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32 historic women's speeches to close #WomensHistoryMonth

The Eloquent Woman

1912: Mother Jones speaks to striking West Virginia miners in her trademark "hell-raiser" style, giving voice to their working conditions. In the same year, journalist Ida Tarbell''s "Industrial Idealism" speech was a rare speaking circuit lecture by a woman--who was sometimes advertised as "the woman who talks like a man." 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

1912: Mother Jones speaks to striking West Virginia miners in her trademark "hell-raiser" style, giving voice to their working conditions. In the same year, journalist Ida Tarbell's "Industrial Idealism" speech was a rare speaking circuit lecture by a woman--who was sometimes advertised as "the woman who talks like a man." 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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