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Today in history: A step forward for disability rights movement

On this date in 1990, exactly 25 years ago, a graphic designer named Dan Wilkins founded a firm called The Nth Degree.


Today in history: The Civil War ends

The death toll is estimated at perhaps as many as 750,000, out of a total U.S. population of only 30 million at the time.


Today in history: First openly gay candidate runs for Congress

Frank Kameny ran for U.S. Congress on this date in 1971, albeit for a non-voting seat representing the District of Columbia.


Today in women’s history: Edith Nourse Rogers born, sponsored G.I. Bill

Once upon a time there existed moderate, even in certain ways progressive Republicans.


Selma commemoration a testimonial to victory of struggle

"What a glorious task we are given," said Obama. "We know the march is not yet over, the race not yet won. Change depends on what we do."


Remembering Vietnam: landmark protest will be commemorated May 1-2

A march on the 50th anniversary of the first national protest against the Vietnam War will be held over Apr. 29- May 2 in Washington D.C.


Tens of thousands mark Selma’s “Bloody Sunday” voting rights march

America's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us," Obama said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists.


Today in women’s history: Barbie is born

Barbie became the figurehead of an extensive and highly lucrative brand of Mattel dolls and accessories.


Bell, East Harlem historian, featured at Vito Marcantonio Forum

The VMF is a historical, cultural, and educational organization that brings together people from a wide variety of backgrounds.


Remembering women's history: Lucy Parsons died

Lucy Ella Gonzales Parsons, a working-class leader and spouse of one of the Haymarket martyrs, died March 7, 1942 in Chicago.

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