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How Long Progress Takes

Bloomberg has a nice graphic showing how long various major social movements took between state action and federal action. Many movements, like interracial marriage, prohibition, and women’s suffrage took many years before anything happening on a federal level. 62 more words

News

Yankee Doodle Dickhead

He’s a Yankee Doodle Dickhead

Rockets Red Flares

Swirl around in his mind

Perhaps it’s a lack of humanity

Most likely inbred backwoods insanity

That fuels his ignorance… 31 more words

Poetry

Helen and Caroline: Different Women, Parallel Lives

Part Three:

William Starrett probably never should’ve been a pastor. He was a gifted (although untrained) architect, an intellectual, and a Shakespearian scholar. When Helen’s father died, the entire 20-acre plot in North Lawrence transferred to the Starretts. 1,049 more words

History

Happy Birthday Adela Pankhurst Walsh

Did you know that it was on this day, the 19th of June, in 1885, Adela Pankhurst Walsh was born?

Daughter of Emmeline and Richard Pankhurst, Adela became a leading figure in Australia’s women’s rights movement after immigrating from the UK following estrangement from her family. 21 more words

Anniversaries, Celebrations & Commemorations

5 Reasons Why I Support the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial (And Why You Should, Too!)

By Lauriane Lebrun

1.  The Suffragists Deserve It. Seriously.
       Anyone who successfully maneuvers the long, arduous process of getting a constitutional amendment passed probably deserves a memorial to begin with.  923 more words

Suffrage

1865 June 10: News Items Showing the Country Coping with Post-War Life

Another summary of the week’s news, also from The Prescott Journal of June 10, 1865, plus one small article from The Polk County Press of the same date. 1,444 more words

Prescott Journal