U Go Girl.....Catholic Worker crusader Dorothy Day with her prison dress [covered with autographs!] On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate. Arriving at a rural workhouse, the women were roughly handled. The women responded with a hunger strike. Finally they were freed by presidential order.
"In 1927 Otto Rohwedder invented sliced bread. He made the first machine to slice and wrap bread at once, and won a patent for the process. It was marketed as “the best thing since bread” so the modern saying is sadly unoriginal. And only six years later, more sliced bread was sold than regular bread."
Margaret Leonard, 1961 Margaret, a 19 year old student at Sophie Newcomb College, was the first white Southerner to participate in the Freedom Rides. Her mother, a progressive columnist for the Atlanta Journal, was fired after Margaret’s arrest. Margaret is now retired after a long career as a reporter in Florida.