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The E.R.A. Era

Read the horrific demands of the Equal Rights Amendment! Continue reading

A Literary Milestone

The book, a bold stab at slavery, sold second only to the Bible in its year of publication and for the rest of the Century — in spite of it pre-dating the Civil War. Here are a few blurbs from reviews in 1852: Continue reading

Happy Anniversary, 19th Amendment

This week in 1920, Congress ratified the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing citizens the right to vote regardless of their gender. It was sent to the states for ratification.   The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any … Continue reading

Happy Anniversary, 19th Amendment

Today in 1919, Congress approved the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing citizens the right to vote regardless of their gender. It was sent to the states for ratification.   The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State … Continue reading

R.I.P. FDR

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much — it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt, January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945                   *** *** *** *** While … Continue reading

The E.R.A. Era

“I believe the equal rights amendment is a necessity of life for all citizens. The cabinet sometimes felt that I shouldn’t be so outspoken.” ~Betty Ford   The Equal Rights Amendment was sent to the states for ratification today in 1972. It was never able to get support of 38 states, the number needed for … Continue reading

A Literary Milestone

“So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn’t somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?” ~Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was first published 164 years ago today. The book, a bold stab at slavery, sold second only to the Bible in its year of publication and … Continue reading

Do You Know Anyone Like This?

RISING STARS We’re producing a book about people who abandoned their dream of being a star in the entertainment industry and became a star instead in progressive social action. Do you know anyone who fits that bill? Each will be interviewed and professionally photographed for the book — and recognized for being the star they … Continue reading

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