Posted in Activism Civil Rights Entertainment History Social Issues Women's Issues

The Birth of Motown

On January 13th, 1959, with an $800 loan from his family, 29-year-old Berry Gordy, Jr. founded Tamla Records; Motown was born and Detroit would make…

Continue Reading... The Birth of Motown
Posted in Foreign Affairs History Politics Terrorism Women's Issues

A Mother, and Martyr of Pakistan . . . .

On this day in 2007, Benazir Bhutto, a Pakistani politician who served as Prime Minister from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996,…

Continue Reading... A Mother, and Martyr of Pakistan . . . .
Posted in Entertainment Foreign Affairs History Religion Women's Issues

Good Queen Bess

On this day in 1558, Elizabeth I (September 7 1533 – March 24 1603) is made Queen of England and Ireland from November 17, 1558…

Continue Reading... Good Queen Bess
Posted in Activism Elections History Politics Women's Issues

The Peace Warrior From Missoula

On this day in 1916 Jeannette Pickering Rankin (1880-1973) of Montana is elected the first woman to the US House of Representatives and the first…

Continue Reading... The Peace Warrior From Missoula
Posted in Activism Education Health History Human Interest Military Women's Issues

Martyrdom at Dawn

At dawn on this day in 1915, 49-year-old British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad in Brussels, Belgium. Before World War…

Continue Reading... Martyrdom at Dawn
Posted in Education History The Courts Women's Issues

The Simplicity of Title IX

On this day in 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities, is…

Continue Reading... The Simplicity of Title IX