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January 11, 2018

In winning the women’s tennis singles title at Paris 1900, Charlotte Cooper became the first female athlete to win Olympic gold in an individual event.

A record breaker

Charlotte Cooper was one of the great women’s tennis champions of the late 19th-century, a time when t...

January 3, 2018

Elizabeth Keckley was a well-known modiste or dressmaker, a confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln, a philanthropist, and an author.

She was born a slave in Dinwiddie Court-House, Virginia around 1818. In 1855, Keckley purchased her and her son’s freedom for $1,200 by using th...

December 27, 2017

Princess Ruth Luka Keanolani Kauanahoahoa Keʻelikōlani was a strong supporter of Hawaiian language and traditional cultural practices. Born in 1826, Keʻelikōlani was a descendant of senior royal lines on both sides of her family. During a time when many Hawaiians were...

December 20, 2017

Grace Hopper was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. One of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, she was a pioneer of computer programming who invented one of the first compiler related tools. She popularized the idea of...

December 13, 2017

Artist Frida Kahlo was and is considered one of Mexico's greatest artists who began painting mostly self-portraits after she was severely injured in a bus accident. Kahlo later became politically active and married fellow communist artist Diego Rivera in 1929. She exhi...

December 6, 2017

Cathay Williams (1844 – 1892), a.k.a. William Cathay, was the first known African American woman to enlist in the United States Army, and the only black woman documented to serve in the US army in the 19th century. Born a slave in Independence, Missouri in 1844, Cathay...

November 29, 2017

     Stephanie Clara Pohle was the daughter of German immigrants Rev. Eduard Herman and Elizabeth Jennie Sachse Pohle. She was the sixth of the Pohle’s eleven children born in Philadelphia.
     Stephanie was a graduate of the then German Hospital (we kn...

November 22, 2017

Katharine Drexel's story certainly is unlike any other. Born in 1858 to one of Philadelphia's wealthiest and most prominent families, the heiress and society girl shocked her family and the nation when she became a Roman Catholic nun and social activist at age 31. Usin...

November 10, 2017

The Saving Hallowed Ground WW1 Memorial Flag was carried by the Delaware County WW1 Centennial Committee, Sun Valley ROTC, and residents of Delaware County Pennsylvania in the 58th Veterans Parade in Media, PA.  Thank you to all who came and participated and made the 5...

October 16, 2017

The Board of Directors of Saving Hallowed Ground is happy to announce, thanks to a direct funding grant, that were able to hire a full time Executive Director, Eugene Hough.

Eugene is one of the original founders of Saving Hallowed Ground in 2012, and has worked in vari...

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