Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

Gatherings from the Internet

31/08/2015
by barenose
0 comments

Remember the Ladies: Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi

Mary Putnam Jacobi was a prominent physician, author, scientist, researcher, activist, and medical educator. An American, Jacobi was the first female graduate of the Ecole de Médecine in Paris and, as a physician, the first woman to be admitted to the New York Academy of Medicine. Throughout her career, Jacobi remained a staunch advocate for the rights and medical education and training of women. Continue reading

30/08/2015
by barenose
0 comments

Remember the Ladies: Mary Shelley

In 1816, the couple famously spent a summer with Lord Byron, John William Polidori, and Claire Clairmont near Geneva, Switzerland, where Mary conceived the idea for her novel Frankenstein. The Shelleys left Britain in 1818 for Italy, where their second and third children died before Mary Shelley gave birth to her last and only surviving child, Percy Florence Shelley. In 1822, her husband drowned when his sailing boat sank during a storm near Viareggio. A year later, Mary Shelley returned to England and from then on devoted herself to the upbringing of her son and a career as a professional author. The last decade of her life was dogged by illness, probably caused by the brain tumour that was to kill her at the age of 53. Continue reading

06/08/2015
by barenose
0 comments

Remember the Ladies: Abbey Lincoln

Lincoln was one of many singers influenced by Billie Holiday. She often visited the Blue Note jazz club in New York City. Her debut album, Abbey Lincoln’s Affair – A Story of a Girl in Love, was followed by a series of albums for Riverside Records. In 1960 she sang on Max Roach’s landmark civil rights-themed recording, We Insist. Lincoln’s lyrics were often connected to the civil rights movement in America. Continue reading

error

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)

LinkedIn
LinkedIn
Share