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Women’s Equality Day

Today–August 26–the fierce fight for women’s right to vote was won ninety-three years ago in 1920, when the Nineteenth Amendment was added to the U. S. Constitution.  In 1971, Representative Bella Abzug, the broad-brimmed-hat wearing, provocatively outspoken, in-your-face fighter for … Continue reading

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Suffragist and Civil Rights Activist

This marker notes the house where Daisy Lampkin, a prominent suffragist and civil rights activist, lived her productive life. Her obituary proclaimed that–”Mrs. Lampkin’s dynamic fund-raising and relentless zeal were outstanding and uplifting. She cannot be replaced. Fortunately, she can … 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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