Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Putting Merna Forster on the hundred dollar bill?

The federal government promises to put a woman's face on the money and is welcoming nominations.

I'm thinking maybe it should be historian Merna Forster, who has been advocating this for years, as regular readers of this website will recall (one example).  Or via her own website,, and its banknotes campaign.

Also in women's history news, I recently got a note from an American book publicist inviting me to feature her publishers' books during Women's History Month.  But, I responded, Status of Women Canada sez in Canada Women's History Month is October,  However, since we failed to note International Women's Day yesterday, here's the (American) recommendations:
March is Women’s History Month, why not celebrate with three new biographies of fascinating women from U.S. history. Harriet Quimby: Flying Fair Lady, one of the first women to fly a plane, was a true renaissance woman who also worked in photojournalism, fashion design, script writing and advertising. In The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott learn about the fascinating botanist and illustrator known as “the Audubon of Botany.” And finally, explore the life of an architect with 11 homes on the National Register of Historic Places and decide for yourself about her allegedly deceptive business practices in The Life and Times of Lilian J. Rice
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