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Hazel Wolf Remembers the McCarthy Era

Hazel Wolf (1898-2000), Seattle's quintessential activist, championed many causes in her 101 years. First an advocate of women's rights, she went on to support labor and environmental issues. She was ...

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Hebrew Ladies Free Loan Society

The Hebrew Ladies Free Loan Society grew out of a whist (card game) and sewing club established in 1909 by women from Bikur Cholim synagague. Bikur Cholim's rabbi refused to accept the women's offer o...

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Helfgott, Anna (1899-1996)

Anna Helfgott was a vigorous activist for progressive causes and a leader in Seattle's Gray Panthers. In her working years she was a dressmaker and fitter, and was an early member of the International...

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Higginson, Ella Rhoads (1862?-1940)

Ella Higginson was a Bellingham writer who was a nationally known and popular literary voice in her day. She first achieved fame in the 1890s with her short stories and poetry; her best-known poem, "F...

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Hilbert, Vi (1918-2008)

Vi Hilbert, a member of the Upper Skagit tribe, had as her life's work to preserve the Lushootseed (Puget Salish) language and culture. Vi learned Lushootseed (the language of Chief Seattle) as a chil...

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Hollingsworth, Dorothy (b. 1920)

Dorothy Hollingsworth was the first black woman in Washington state to serve on a school board. She was elected in 1975 to the Seattle School Board and was elected its president in 1979. She guided th...

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Home of the Good Shepherd Oral History Interviews: former resident Jackie (Moen) Kalani

Toby Harris conducted this oral history interview of Jackie (Moen) Kalani, former resident of the Home of the Good Shepherd, on August 27, 1999, at the Good Shepherd Center, located at 4649 Sunnyside ...

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Home of the Good Shepherd (Seattle)

The Home of the Good Shepherd, located at 4649 Sunnyside Avenue in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood, opened in 1907 to provide shelter, education, and guidance to young girls. The Home generated re...

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Hughbanks, Ruth Madge Ouilette (1904-2002)

Ruth Madge Ouilette Hughbanks served as an officer of numerous community organizations in Seattle, including the board of Cornish School, the Parent-Teacher Associations of the former Webster Elementa...

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Hurley, Margaret (1909-2015)

Margaret Hurley, a teacher, mother, and elected official, represented the 3rd District in Spokane in the Washington State Legislature for 32 years. She was first elected to the House of Representative...

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Hurn, Reba (1881-1967)

Spokane lawyer Reba (Rebecca Jane) Hurn was the first woman elected to the Washington State Senate, serving from 1923 to 1930. Before launching her legal and political careers, she pursued graduate w...

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Hutton, May Arkwright (1860-1915)

May Arkwright Hutton is probably the best-known woman's name in Spokane history. The woman suffrage leader and political activist grew up in Ohio and came west to the Coeur d'Alene mining area as a ...

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