100 Years of Voting For (Not All) American Women

100 years ago today, the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, finally allowing women the right to vote in the United States. It is puzzling and embarrassing how a country which began on the ideas of liberty, justice, and equality could take 144 years to allow half of its citizens the right […]

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The Klan in Our Capital

On August 8-9, 1925, they bussed and took trains from all over the country. Nearly 40,000 Klan members descended upon our nation’s capital. On Saturday they marched. They were not met with scorn, rather they were welcomed by the still segregated city. There were signs in store and hotel windows that said “Welcome KKK” They […]

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The Legacy of the Enola Gay

75 years ago today, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. This, along with the dropping of a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki three days later led to the end of deadliest conflict in human history, and ushered the world into the nuclear age. The devastation is beyond comprehension. As many as […]

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Viola Liuzzo: Unknown Martyr

Viola Liuzzo: she died in the pursuit of justice, equality, and voting rights for others. Her story should be known.   With the recent passing of the great John Lewis, much has been made of the 1965 marches in Selma, Alabama, and the attacks of “Bloody Sunday.” It is right that we give this event […]

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Living On With Lemonade

16 years ago today, eight year old Alexandra Scott died. Or did she? Even though her physical form passed from this earth that day, she continues to help and inspire countless others. When Alex was about to turn one year old, she was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer. The Doctors told her parents that […]

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The “Teddy Bear Lady”

23 years ago today, Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago announced it had received an $18 million donation from a mystery woman. It was the largest donation they had ever been given. She was known in the hospital as simply the “Teddy Bear Lady”, because she had been coming to the hospital for years to give […]

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