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Emma Willard | She Inspires

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Emma Hart Willard was an educator and staunch advocate for girls’ learning beyond the eighth grade. She believed that they were as capable as their male peers of mastering mathematics, philosophy and the sciences. Who inspires you? Share your story #SheInspiresMeWMHT

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An address to the public: particularly to the members of the Legislature of New-York, proposing a plan for improving female education by Emma Willard

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