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Gerit Quealy is a freelance writer with no time, and a passion for history. She covers everything from lipstick to Shakespeare. If she had only one wish: Time travel.
March 28, 2013 by Gerit Quealy
In contemplating a trip to Val-Kill, Eleanor Roosevelt's charming cottage estate on the grounds of FDR's imposing Hyde Park, I was struck to discover that this was...also in this article
Diplomat, U.S. First Lady / 1884 - 1962
The wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt changed the role of the first lady through her active participation in American politics.
February 22, 2013 by Gerit Quealyalso in this article
Educator, Civil Rights Activist / 1856 - 1915
Educator Booker T. Washington was one of the foremost African-American leaders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, founding the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, now known as Tuskegee University.
Environmental Activist, Warrior, Governor, U.S. President / 1858 - 1919
A New York governor who became the 26th U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt is remembered for his foreign policy, corporate reforms and ecological preservation.
February 15, 2013 by Gerit Quealy
I’d never heard of Madam C.J. Walker until relatively recently. But if I’d known a black woman became a multimillionaire at the turn of the 20th century from a haircare...also in this article
Civil Rights Activist, Entrepreneur / 1867 - 1919
Madam C.J. Walker was the first American woman to become a self-made millionaire. Her business was worth more than $1 million at the time of her death.