Women of Note

Saying Goodbye

From the beginning of the Evanston Women’s History Project, there was no question that Lorraine Morton was a fixture in the story of Evanston women. Not only was she the first African-American elected Mayor of Evanston, and only the second woman, she was a pioneer in so many ways – as an educator, politician and …

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Temperance and Woman’s Suffrage: An Untold Story

Lori Osborne, director of the Evanston Women’s History Project, was recently invited to speak on a panel covering the topic of Temperance and Woman Suffrage at the National Archives in Washington D.C. In partnership with the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, the National Archives hosts an annual women’s history month event and this year the event …

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So, You Think You Know Frances Willard?

Temperance advocate and prohibition supporter. Progressive. Straight-laced. Free-wheeling. Conservative. Radical. These words and more may be what come to mind when you think of Frances Willard. But they don’t fully describe her and in many ways get her entirely wrong. An upcoming talk at the Evanston History Center will tell the true story of Evanston’s …

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Lorraine Morton

Wonderful post on the Shorefront blog with the story of Lorraine Hairston Morton, former Mayor of Evanston. http://shorefrontjournal.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/lorraine-hairston-morton-i-am-more-than-my-smile/

Shorefront Journal – Two Great Stories of Evanston Women

The EWHP is pleased to share these very interesting articles from Shorefront Journal, the blog of the Shorefront Legacy Center which works to document the story of African Americans on the North Shore and in Evanston. Shorefront has from the beginning been an important partner with the Evanston Women’s History Project, helping us capture the …

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