Spotlight on Women in Printing History

March 5, 2018

To celebrate National Women’s History Month, let’s take a moment to recognize a prominent woman in the field of printing.  Elizabeth Timothy was a prominent colonial American printer and newspaper publisher in the colony of South Carolina who worked for Benjamin Franklin. She was the first woman in America to become a newspaper publisher and also the first woman to hold a franchise in America.

Here are a few facts about Elizabeth:

  • Recognized as America’s first female newspaper editor and publisher
  • After her husband died in 1738, Elizabeth published the South Carolina Gazette until their contract expired
  • Elizabeth Timothy was inducted into the South Carolina Press Association Hall of Fame in 1973
  • She was inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame in 2000

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