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Today in Georgia History
is a joint collaboration of the Georgia Historical Society & Georgia Public Broadcasting.

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May 22, 1875

Lucy May Stanton

Her artwork hangs in distinguished company.

Lucy May Stanton was born in Atlanta in 1875. She grew up across the street from the Wren’s Nest, Joel...
April 22, 1872

Henrietta Dozier

She was the first female architect in Georgia and the first woman in the South to receive formal architectural training.

Henrietta Dozier was born i...
March 17, 1869

Corra Harris

Before Margaret Mitchell, before Flannery O’Connor, Georgia produced a female author who was just as famous in her day.

Corra Harris was born in El...
October 07, 1866

Martha Berry

Martha Berry dedicated her life to education but had only one year of formal schooling herself. 

Berry was born in Alabama and moved to Rome, Geor...

October 31, 1860

Juliette Gordon Low

She was partially deaf, suffered from depression, and had no children of her own, yet she founded the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Juliette Gordon Low ...
April 13, 1854

Lucy Craft Laney

To be African-American and born during slavery didn’t necessarily mean you were a slave. Lucy Craft Laney was born in 1854, but her father had purchased freed...
December 26, 1848

Ellen and William Craft

What better gift than freedom? That’s what William and Ellen Craft gave each other, and celebrated this day in 1848.

Their memoir, Running a Th...
June 24, 1840

Mary Latimer McLendon

Prohibition and voting rights for women: they were the twin passions of Mary Latimer McLendon.

Mary Latimer was the younger sister of outspoken suff...
December 23, 1836

Wesleyan College

Women’s struggle for equality took a major step forward on this day in 1836. The first college in the world to grant degrees to women was chartered in Macon -...

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