Read articles with discussions around Title IX in the Greater Grand Rapids area.
Walk for Grand Rapids Women’s History!
Legacy Landmarks: Walking with Women Who Left their Mark on Grand Rapids is a brochure produced by Marcie Beck. The walking tour includes a selection of historical landmarks important to women in the downtown area – the Ladies Literary Club and St. Cecilia’s, certainly; but 22 Prospect? Find out why! The brochure has been reprinted by the Grand Rapids Public Library and is available in its downtown branch. It is also available for upload below.
Women in Military Service
Read about women in the military form the Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council’s oral history collection.
Rediscovering Merze Tate
Kalamazoo journalist Sonya Bernard-Hollins gave a presentation titled, Rediscovering Merze Tate: A Remarkable African-American Woman who grew up in our own Backyard.
Click below to read a The Rapidian article written by GGRWHC board member, Sharon Hanks and a follow-up article about the Women’s History Month (March 2014) program on the life of Merze Tate. The program was co-sponsored by the GGRWHC and the Grand Rapids Study Club.
The following links provide further information about the life and times of Pearl Kendrick and her many accomplishments.