Women of Michigan

Who run the world? Girls. Here are some female pioneers from Michigan. In 1975, the National Organization for Women’s Wife Abuse Task Force in Washtenaw County established Michigan’s first network of private homes to shelter survivors of domestic violence. Catherine Comet is the first woman in the country to be the official conductor of aContinue reading “Women of Michigan”

Women of Michigan

There are women from Michigan who were firsts’ and onlys’. Here a just a few: Frances Elliott Davis, from Detroit, was the first African-American nurse to be officially accepted to the American Red Cross in 1916. Charlotte Plummer Owen, from Ann Arbor, was the only woman to be a guest conductor for the U.S. MarineContinue reading “Women of Michigan”

1973 Michigan Connection

Michigan in 1973- Michigan State University, in Lansing, created the Michigan’s Women’s Studies Association, the first women’s study association in the nation. Michigan in 1973- Carolyn King, from Ypsilanti, who was 12-year-old at the time, became the first girl in the U.S. to play Little League Baseball. Michigan in 1973- Colonel William Nolde, from Menominee,Continue reading “1973 Michigan Connection”