Heather Cox Richardson, a history professor, writes a popular daily email on Substack that provide context around political news. She wrote about these topics in the last week:
Messages of “Black girl magic” are not pro-Black women. They are reflections of a culture that continues to see exceptional individualism as the solution, rather than part of the larger problem.
The story of women’s suffrage is a story of voting rights, of inclusion in and exclusion from the franchise, and
I began having conversations with my peers, asking if they had plans to vote. Many responded, “no, it does not pertain to me” or “I do not have time.”
“What people look like … is the visible cue to their caste. It is the historic flash card to the public of how they are to be treated, where they are expected to live, what kinds of positions they are expected to hold…”
Gated communities are created largely to keep certain people out. How is the monotone nature of many decision-makers impacting society?
The policies support the idea that people are “looking out for each other — that it is not about believing that if ‘you’ get something it is taking away from ‘me.’”
“A barrier we face is a lack of sensitivity to the struggles and suffering of LGBTQ+ folx.”
This one-woman theatrical presentation and lecture traces the pivotal contributions of Nordic immigrant suffragists to voting rights in Minnesota. Presenter
It was on September 8, 1919, that the Minnesota legislature finally voted yes, after 72 years of work on the
A history timetable of women’s right to vote in Minnesota