Young Kate, newly widowed, walked into Allan Pinkerton’s agency not for a secretarial job, but to become a detective — and she wouldn’t take “no” for an answer! She was the first female detective in American history, whose incredible tenacity and artful sleuthing helped crack a number of the agency’s cases, blocked the attempted assassination of then-President-Elect Lincoln and provided needed intelligence during the Civil War.


A Facilitator Guide* to walk you through all aspects of
the lesson, including background reading, the discussion questions and

A Timeline Poster* featuring highlights of the woman's life.

A Grace & Grit box including:
- Workbook to bring the story and conversation to life.
- Personal letter of encouragement from founder, Heather Stark
- Custom Illustration of the featured woman
- Play-It-Forward Cards to extend the lesson to the broader community around her
- A "Grace & Grit" Charm to serve as a discussion point and reminder of the lesson
- Handmade garment or gift related to the theme


*not pictured

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