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Memphis Minnie McCoy-Lawler was one of the most influential female blues musicians and guitarists of all time. She recorded for more than forty years, which was unheard of for any woman in show business at the time. She was the biggest female blues singer from the early Depression thru WWII.

Memphis Minnie McCoy-Lawler was one of the most influential female blues musicians and guitarists of all time. She recorded for more than forty years, which was unheard of for any woman in show business at the time. She was the biggest female blues singer from the early Depression thru WWII.

Memphis Minnie was born 117 years ago today 6-3 in 1896. Originally named Lizzie Douglas, she was a blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter whose recording career lasted from the 1920s to the 1950s. She recorded around 200 songs.She passed away in 1973

Memphis Minnie was born 117 years ago today 6-3 in 1896. Originally named Lizzie Douglas, she was a blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter whose recording career lasted from the 1920s to the 1950s. She recorded around 200 songs.She passed away in 1973

Amelia Bassano Lanier (1569-1645) was the first English woman to publish a book of original poetry. It now appears she may also have been the long-sought major author of the Shakespearean plays. Sh...

Amelia Bassano Lanier (1569-1645) was the first English woman to publish a book of original poetry. It now appears she may also have been the long-sought major author of the Shakespearean plays. Sh...

In many ways Alice Ann Wheeldon was an ordinary, middle aged woman, seen by her neighbours as a relatively unexceptional lady. Born in 1866 in Derby, Alice had four adult children, Nellie, Hettie, ...

In many ways Alice Ann Wheeldon was an ordinary, middle aged woman, seen by her neighbours as a relatively unexceptional lady. Born in 1866 in Derby, Alice had four adult children, Nellie, Hettie, ...

It is truly a tragedy that the name Laura Smith Haviland is not as recognizable as the names of some of her contemporaries, such as Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth. Inst...

It is truly a tragedy that the name Laura Smith Haviland is not as recognizable as the names of some of her contemporaries, such as Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth. Inst...