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Today in history: It’s Women’s Equality Day!

On this day 95 years ago, in 1920, after a 72-year struggle, women in the United States won the right to vote.


Today in history: LBJ’s “Great Society” is launched

On this date in 1964, a nearly $1 billion anti-poverty measure was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.


Black Cat Appreciation Day: the perfect time to adopt

"Black cats are still the least likely to be adopted, and they need people to give them a chance."


Today in history: Huge anti-death penalty march for Mumia Abu-Jamal

On this date 20 years ago, thousands demonstrated in support of journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal.


Voting Rights Act turns 50 - is it on agenda for GOP debate?

With voting rights under fire, GOP candidates have an opportunity to address the need to fix one of the nation's most important statutes.


Medicare turns 50 with vigor in Los Angeles

The slogan of the day was "Medicare: As American as Apple Pie."


Today in history: Hooray for Medicare on its first 50 years!

Happy birthday, Medicare! Celebrations are occurring all over the country.


Government’s case against Rosenbergs gutted by release of key testimony

"It's time for the government to admit that Ethel Rosenberg was not a spy and that Julius was not an atomic spy."


Today in African-American history: Mary McLeod Bethune born in 1875

She organized African American women in the South to vote despite the Jim Crow poll tax and other racist restrictions.


Freedom fighting: also a Southern tradition

Many white people in the South held no one in captivity. Lies and false fear, not ideals, were used to convince them to vote for leaving the Union.

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