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Scottish independence turnout puts U.S. voters to shame

Eighty-five percent. That’s the record turnout in the referendum on Scottish independence. You want to know what the best turnout in modern U.S. history has been for U.S. 753 more words

Risking Everything Exhibition

Washington University Libraries Film & Media Archive presents a traveling exhibition from the Wisconsin Historical Society on Freedom Summer, Risking Everything. Through September 29, visitors can see the exhibit on Level One of Olin Library featuring materials selected from over 1,100 boxes of unpublished papers created by individual activists, community groups, and national organizations. 314 more words

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The Historical Legacy of WSB-TV Production

After pondering the despicable act by despicable people of attempting to suppress the black vote in the year 2014, in Georgia of all places, take a media moment with me as I say something nice about a Cox product: … 379 more words

Georgia Media

Elizabeth Cady Stanton


Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one half of the dynamic duo of the American women’s suffrage movement (the other half being Susan B. Anthony). She helped begin the organized movement for women’s rights by presenting her… 369 more words

Women's Rights

New Early Voting Hours Set In Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s elections chief set a longer early voting schedule ahead of the fall election, while vowing Monday to continue appealing a federal judge’s ruling that led to the new times in the swing state. 445 more words

News

"Just The Tip Of The Iceberg": Hundreds Of Voters Are Disenfranchised By North Carolina’s New Voting Restrictions

Craig Thomas of Granville County, North Carolina, registered to vote before he deployed to Afghanistan with the US Army. After serving abroad for eighteen months, he went to vote early in the state’s primary on April 30. 576 more words

Minorities

Alabama

Fifty-one years ago today, the Ku Klux Klan exploded a bomb in Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church. The explosion killed four little girls.

The act of domestic terrorism further ignited the civil rights movement and boosted support for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 19 more words

Civic Engagement