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On This Day: The Mud March, 9th February 1907

At the start of the twentieth century, the campaign for women’s suffrage was gathering momentum. The National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) organised the first large march for the cause on the 9th of February 1907. 643 more words

On This Day

#OTD in 1908 - Irish Women’s Franchise League is founded by Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and Margaret Cousins, with the intention of gaining voting rights for women.

The Irish Women’s Franchise League was an organisation for women’s suffrage which was set up in Dublin in November 1908. Its founder members included Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington, Francis Sheehy-Skeffington and James H. 341 more words

Irish History

The Artlessness of Progressivism

I’ve been gone for a long time but not without good cause. I’ve been watching the world and dealing with life, and none of that as of late has been good. 1,153 more words


Controlling The Voting Rolls

As I looked at the Post-Emancipation South, a common theme of “control” clearly rose out of the history books. The southern white population continually asked and answered questions related to how they would now control the Black population in the wake of slavery: 1,062 more words

African-American History

Review: Ride for Rights

Ride for Rights by Tara Chevrestt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The story is based on characters who truly existed and on events which really happened. 465 more words


Lance Greenfield reblogged this on Lance Greenfield and commented:

The current rise of presidentially-driven prejudice in USA prompted me to re-blog this review. Besides, it is a great story which is well written. You should read it.

Voting is a Right NOT a Privilege ~~ The Struggle continues

Time to pass the Voting Rights Act, change redistricting rules and make it easier for ALL Americans to VOTE

Dear America

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. 517 more words

United States