Welcome to the Gallery of Progressive Muses
The Progressive Era – a historical period roughly defined as spanning from the turn of the last century until the 1920s – was a time of rapidly advancing technological change, dramatic disparities between economic classes and social groups, massive migration of people, and sweeping artistic & cultural innovations.
So many of the same things can be said about our own era, one century later – which is why I call upon the changemakers and innovators of today to think of ourselves as the New Progressives, and to understand that we are all weaving the fabric of tomorrow with the work we do today.
The people included in this gallery may not be lionized in the historical record, nevertheless they played an important role in shaping their communities, and sent ripples of positive change into the world.
Read their stories, and perhaps one of them will speak to you as your Progressive Muse!
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