March is Women’s History Month so I am reading a book about amazing women from 100 years ago. It is called Flappers and it is by Judith Mackrell. I will happily pass it on to anyone who wishes to read about these women: Josephine Baker (American-born French entertainer, French Resistance agent, and civil rights activist), Tallulah Bankhead (American actress), Diana Cooper (the original Lady Di and Scott Fitzgerald’s inspiration for a flapper), Nancy Cunard (writer, heiress and political —anti racist/ facist activist), Zelda Fitzgerald (American novelist, socialite, painter), and Tamara De Lempick (Art Deco painter). I knew about all these ladies except for Nancy Cunard so it was great to learn about someone new. We do hope to have our March meeting about the Women’s Suffrage Centennial rescheduled to the May of May.
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In celebration of the 100 th anniversary of the 19 thAmendment, PBS premiered Rise Up: Songs of the Women’s Movement, which chronicles the role that music played in one of the nation’s most dynamic social movements of the 20th century. It is available for sale on the bps website in you missed this remarkable showing on tv.!!