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Uncle Sam’s Thanksgiving

4th topic with the questions I asked in Thanksgiving: The  True Story about how to connect Thanksgiving Day to the world outside my dining room table: “Questions about the wider community: How do other people spend Thanksgiving? What do they … Continue reading

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Women’s Equality Day

August 26th!! It’s Women’s Equality Day established by Congress to celebrate the day in 1920 when the the Nineteenth Amendment was certified. The long, hard struggle against enormous resistance was over; women had won the right to vote!! The photo … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving: The True Story

 I had a stimulating time yesterday with the engaged & engaging readers in the SESCIL Book Group who had read my book, “Thanksgiving: The True Story.” Here is what Thanksgiving meant to Sarah Josepha Hale, the 19th century godmother of … Continue reading

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Vietnam Women’s Memorial

Tomorrow–Nov. 11th is Veterans Day and the 20th anniversary of the dedication of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial in Washington, DC. Women veterans came from all over, including Australia. Cheering people lined the parade route. It was too crowded for me … Continue reading

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Women of the Civil Rights Movement

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, I am thinking about the heroic–known & unknown women–of the Civil Rights Movement: I’ve written about Fannie Lou Hamer, Claudette Colvin, Sheyann Webb & there are countless more–-Jo … Continue reading

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Rosebud Yellow Robe

Today I went to the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City with Linda & a 4-year-old granddaughter from her side of our family. This stunning large painting, “Rosebud” by Ann McCoy, (1989, colored pencil on canvas), … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony Had “Many Things To Say”

Judge Ward Hunt refused to allow Susan B. Anthony to testify because she was “not a competent witness.” He preempted the jurors’ role by ordering them to “find a verdict of guilty.” He refused her lawyer’s request for a new … Continue reading

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Mary Roberts Rinehart

Another serendipitous discovery in Pittsburgh–this marker to Mary Roberts Rinehart, which is on the same street with the Gertrude Stein marker! My brother & sister first spotted it & I excitedly told them that I had quoted Rinehart’s dramatic World … Continue reading

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Rosie the Riveter

I was just going through an old file looking for the lyrics for “Rosie the Riveter,” (I’m giving a talk today about my book without my usual AV so I’m going to sing!) and discovered a letter from Jan Berenstain, … Continue reading

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Suffrage Parade

While driving to Washington, DC, tomorrow for the Centennial Grand Suffrage Parade, I plan to tell Sophie the day-by-day story of “General” Rosalie Jones and her band of pilgrims who hiked from Newark, NJ to DC to participate in the  … Continue reading

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