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Learn about different women who made an impact on Western Pennsylvania. Journalist Nellie Bly traveled the world in a record-breaking 72 days. Musician Mary Lou Williams introduced new audiences to the world of jazz. Activist Daisy Lampkin battled for equal rights for women and Civil Rights for all. Filmmaker Lois Weber became America’s first woman film director. Abolitionist Jane Grey Swisshelm fought against slavery and advocated for women’s rights.

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African American Heritage Trail: North Waterfront Route Walking Tour
Learn About Jazz Musician John Levy

Learn About Jazz Musician John Levy

By Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

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American Indian Encampment

American Indian Encampment

By Colonial Williamsburg

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Watch “Walk Through the War: 1862 – The Struggle for Freedom”

By American Civil War Museum

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Fresh Talk: Writing the Balance for Gender Equity

Fresh Talk: Writing the Balance for Gender Equity

By National Museum of Women in the Arts

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Who’s Fourth of July? African Americans and the Fourth of July

Who’s Fourth of July? African Americans and the Fourth of July

By Omohundro Institute / Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History

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