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We publish a biography of about 1,000 words in the "Pages for All Ages" section of each issue of Western Friend.
Here's what we've published so far:
|Issue||Story Title||Story Subject||Historic period||Man/Woman||In brief|
|Jan/Feb 2014||Cruelty and Kindness in Wartime||Josephine Duveneck||WWII||Woman||Her work with Japanese internees|
|Mar/Apr 2014||Waiting for the Light to Come||Marilyn Banks||1950s||Woman||Mental health hospitals|
|May/June 2014||Summer Camps that Made a Difference||AFSC work camp members||1930s-1950s||Both||AFSC work camps|
|Jul/Aug 2014||Laugh and Laugh and Laugh||Hanna Mackinney||2010s||Woman||El Salvador Project teen trip|
|Sept/Oct 2014||The Wedding of Seaweed and Fungus||Fantasy characters||prehistoric||n/a||Evolution of plant life|
|Nov/Dec 2014||Too Full of Himself||James Nayler||1650s||Man||Nayler's biography|
|Jan/Feb 2015||The Quaker Nobel Peace Prize||AFSC||WWI & WWII||Both||Quaker service in wartime Europe|
|Mar/Apr 2015||The Phoenix of Hiroshima||Reynolds Family||1950s||Both||Protest of nuclear bomb tests|
|May/June 2015||John Woolman: Pure and Simple||John Woolman||1700s||Man||His work with Quaker slave-owners|
|July/Aug 2015||Love in the Desert||Jim Corbett||1980s||Man||"Goatwalking" and Sanctuary Movement|
|Sept/Oct 2015||The Children's Meeting of 1663||Children's meeting||1650s||Girls and boys||Children uphold meeting while parents in gaol|
|Nov/Dec 2015||A Good Chcolate Business||Cadburys||1800s||Men||Socially progressive employment practices|
|Jan/Feb 2016||A Family Story of War||Family and WWII||1940s||Girl and father||An experience with a Japanese detention center|
|Mar/Apr 2016||A Life the Speaks||Bayard Rustin||1960s||Man||His life of nonviolent action|
|May/June 2016||The Angel of Prisons||Elizabeth Fry||1800s||Woman||Her childhood and work in prisons|
|July/Aug 2016||Equal Rights for All||Lucrtia Mott||1800s||Woman||Her childhood and work against slavery and for women's rights|
|Sept/Oct 2016||The World of the Early Quakers||Robert Barclay and England||1600s||Man||Context of wars between kings and churches in England|
|Nov/Dec 2016||Moteverde Friends||Origins of this meeting||1900s||Mulitgenerational||Friends leave US to establish Monte Verde Friends Meeting|
|Jan/Feb 2017||Victory is impossible||Susan B. Anthony||1800s-1900s||Woman||Fight for women's vote|
|Mar/Apr 2017||Love Eternal||Isaac & Mary Penington||1600s||Man & woman||Their life together|
|May/June 2017||The Voice that Speaks to Everyone||Rufus Jones||1800s||Man||His childhood learning to hear God speak|
|July/Aug 2017||How-to-do-it for Civil rights||Bill Moyer||2000s||Man||His work with organizing|
|Sept/Oct 2017||Beans and "Beanites"||Joel and Hanna Bean||1800s||Man & woman||The rift that lead to PYM etc|
|Nov/Dec 2017||Learning by Doing||Marjorie Sykes||1930s-1960s||Woman||Her work in India promoting nonviolence|
|Jan/Feb 2018||Ring the Joy of Freedom||John Greenleaf Whittier||1800s||Man||His poetry and abilition work|