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Courageous Voices

Nobody’s free until everybody’s free. Fannie Lou Hamer, (Oct. 6, 1917-March 14, 1977) Civil Rights, Voting Rights and Anti-Poverty Activist, Singer; Statue located in Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Park, Ruleville, Mississippi   Believe in yourself, learn, and never stop wanting … Continue reading

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If you’re thinking . . .

If you’re thinking about women and politics, consider how hard the struggle had been. For example: A referendum to enfranchise women in Oregon was defeated five times: 1884, 1900, 1906, 1908, 1910! The picture is of Harrriet “Hattie” Redmond, president … Continue reading

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Fannie Lou Hamer

Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer, fearless civil rights and anti-poverty activist, who died today – March 14th – in 1977. Her iconic words – “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired” – are on her gravestone. One of … Continue reading

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Bessie Coleman, Lady Gaga, Woman Suffrage

We added two “favorite videos” on our womenshistory channel: a Smithsonian Channel video about Bessie Coleman, the first African-American female pilot, and a woman suffrage video with a Lady Gaga sound track. What do you think? http://www.youtube.com/womenshistory

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