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Today in history: Bicentennial of pioneer feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an abolitionist and leading figure of the early women's movement.

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Veterans Day: Honoring those who served and reflecting on our future

There has been a continuing struggle to honor veterans not only on this holiday, but all year round.

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Today in Native American history: Russell Means is born

This date in 1939 marks the birth of Russell Charles Means, activist for the rights of Native American people.

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Native student challenges California professor who denies genocide

In 1852 the California legislature paid $1.1 million to citizen militias to hunt and kill Native Americans.

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Today in history: First American woman ambassador appointed

On this date in 1949, Helen Eugenie Moore Anderson became the first woman to hold the post of U.S. ambassador when she was sworn in by Truman.

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October is National Stamp Collecting Month

Stamp collecting is not the serious hobby it once was, but I want to offer a salute to this pastime that once provided me hours of fascination.

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Today in history: Catholic pacifist David Miller burns his draft card

The Catholic pacifist affiliated with the Catholic Worker movement, attended a rally held near the Armed Forces Induction Center in Manhattan.

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Alabama’s new Jim Crow far from subtle

In Alabama, 50 years after Selma, voting rights are once more under assault. 

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In America we speak more than just English!

In the United States today, approximately 120 to 130 indigenous languages are still spoken by at least a few people.

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Today in history: October 12 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The idea of replacing Columbus Day with a day celebrating the indigenous people of North America first arose in 1977.

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