Kamala Harris Begins Shaping Her Legacy

Back in February when it became apparent that Republican-led state legislatures particularly in southern and southwestern states that Biden won were determined to enact new voting laws to disenfranchise people of color and others who lean Democratic, Vice President Harris asked President Biden if she could take the lead in protecting voting rights for all.Continue reading “Kamala Harris Begins Shaping Her Legacy”

170 Years Ago Today Sojourner Truth Delivers ‘Aint I a Woman’ Speech

Sojourner Truth, born into slavery in 1797 as Isabella Baumfree in Swartekill (now Rifton), Ulster County on the western shores of the Hudson River, was a noted abolitionist and suffragist. She was a slave until 1827, the year New York finally outlawed slavery (though she had to leave some of her children behind when sheContinue reading “170 Years Ago Today Sojourner Truth Delivers ‘Aint I a Woman’ Speech”

100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

On August 18, 1920 the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote. It was an important milestone and won only after nearly a century of protest and activism by hundreds of thousands of women (and men). Unfortunately, due to Jim Crow laws in the South and restricted stateContinue reading “100 Years of Women’s Suffrage”