October 25, 1774 Penelope Barker leads a group of women in Edenton, NC in the first women’s protest in America in the home of Elizabeth King..for Liberty!
Why aren’t we teaching this history? Why aren’t we celebrating these firsts of real American female leaders?
Read their stories: Real Women Worthy of Recognition by KrisAnne Hall
- Abigail Adams
- Mercy Otis Warren
- Hannah Winthrop
- Penelope Barker
- Elizabeth King
- Elizabeth Adams
- Mary Bartlett
These women believed in their hearts and in their souls that without Liberty, life was not worth living. They supported their husbands and gave everything they could to ensure that their children would live free.
“I beg you would not give yourself any pain on our being so Near the Camp; the place I am in is so Situated, that if the Regulars should ever take Prospect Hill, which God forbid, I should be able to make an Escape, as I am Within a few stones casts of a Back Road, Which Leads to the Most Retired part of Newtown …. I beg you to Excuse the very poor Writing as My paper is Bad and my pen made with Scissars. I should be glad (My dear), if you shouldn’t come down soon, you would Write me Word Who to apply to for some Money, for I am low in Cash and every thing (sic) is very dear.” _ Elizabeth Adams Feb 19 1775