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Today marks 100 years since the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire—a blaze that lasted 18 minutes and left 146 workers dead. Among the many in New York City who witnessed the tragedy was Frances Perkins, who would later become FDR’s Secretary of Labor, making her the first woman to serve in a Presidential cabinet. As Secretary [...]
Posted by Hilary on March 25, 2011, under - Great Depression, - Women's Rights, News and Events, Rare Photos.
Tags: 146 dead, Committee on Safety, FDR, fire, Frances Perkins, labor relations, Secretary of Labor, Social Security Act, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory
Forty-seven years ago this past Saturday, Martin Luther King, Jr., touched a nation with his inspiring words. Just six months later in February of 1964, one small but powerful word was added to the House version of the divisive Civil Rights Act. Representative Howard Smith of Virginia sponsored an amendment to the bill—he added the word “sex” to the list of categories [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on August 30, 2010, under - Civil Rights, - The 1960s, - Women's Rights.
Tags: american history, Brown v. Board of Education, Civil Rights Act, Jr., Martin Luther King, NARA, national archives, National archives and records administration, odd history, Pieces of History, prologue blog, Prologue magazine, random history, Representative Howard Smith, Representative Martha Griffiths, Senator Margaret Chase Smith, weird US history
While the Constitution does not say who is eligible to vote, it does say who is eligible to run for Congress. No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the age of twenty-five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on August 18, 2010, under - Women's Rights, - World War I, - World War II, Photo Caption Contest.
Tags: 19th amendment, american history, declaration of war, feminism, first world war, germany, japan, jeannette rankin, montana, NARA, national archives, National archives and records administration, odd history, pacifism, Pieces of History, prologue blog, Prologue magazine, random history, second world war, suffrage, weird US history, women in congress, women vote
If Kagan’s nomination is accepted, she will be the fourth woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice. Her nomination was made possible by the trail blazed—with tremendous determination—by Lockwood. Lockwood was the daughter of farmers, a widowed mother, and a wife who financially supported her ailing husband. She attended college after the death of [...]