Cuba Part 2

In this episode, I talk about Coffee Plantations and a self-sustaining village. The historic Cuban woman I discuss is Marta Frayde Barraque.

Havana Cuba

This is the first installment of the Cuba series.

I visited Cuba in 2016 and want to share the stories with you. You can read about some it on my blog, click here. Or you can listen to some stories here. For the women’s history, I’ve included information about Pilar Jorge de Tilla, a leading suffragist in 1920s and 30s Cuba.

In downtown Havana, Cuba
Downtown Havana
View of Havana from the fort

Want to see more pics from Cuba? Check out my Cuba gallery.

Historic women from Providence, RI

On my trip to Boston, I detoured to Providence to visit a friend. PVD is a beautiful Rhode Island town with some great architecture and rich history. This episode features historic women from Providence, RI.

In this episode, I talk about Helen Metcalf, one of the founders of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). I also share the story of Mary Dyer, a Quaker martyr. In addition, I talk about Elizabeth Buffum-Chace, an abolitionist and women’s rights advocate. And finally, Christiana Carteux Bannister, abolitionist and founder of the Bannister House.

Boston Massachusetts Part 1

I’m starting off the new season with Boston, MA. Part 1 encompasses arrival and some histories. Arrival will give you some tips on public transportation to and from the airport and some info on the train systems. This episode will also cover the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail in the Back Bay East Area.

Arrival

Women’s Heritage Trail

Jane Todd Crawford

Jane Todd Crawford thought she might be having twins, at least that’s what a doctor told her. She was having abdominal pains and her abdomen was very swollen and enlarged. Dr. Ephraim McDowell, from Boyle County, over 60 miles came to see her in Green County, KY, and he realized she was not pregnant, but had a large ovarian tumor. Dr. McDowell told her that he would try to remove it if she would come to his home in Danville, KY.