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Olive Morris,member of the Brixton Black Panther Movement,speaking at a rally against police brutality outside Brixton Library (1972).   The UK Black Panther Movements developed from the work of the Universal Coloured Peoples Association. Although inspired by the ideology of the US Black Panthers,it was a different type of organisation that responded to the specific reality of Black people in the UK.It was short lived,& its main period of activity was from 1970-73.

Thank you. Modern foot binding.

  • Sherri Anne Pixiedust

    But I love it!!!

  • Wendy Mazursky

    @Sherri Anne Pixiedust , you go girl, get your stilettos on! No one forced you to deform your feet as a little girl and caused you disability for the rest of your life. At the end of the day, take those shoes off and walk around barefoot. I'll take my ratty Berkenstocks! We can all rock what we like.

  • Sherri Anne Pixiedust

    Tho I only wear like once a month. I am pretty much a flip flop kind of girl. Fall and winter it's my cowboy boots, convers, and docs. But I do love a hot pair of heels!

  • Sherri Anne Pixiedust

    And own nothing this high.

"Society's messages to women are sickening"

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Clarina Nichols. Reformer, journalist, made a name for herself writing about what would later become three life-defining passions: women's rights in child custody, married women's property rights, and equality in matters pertaining to public schools.

Clarina Nichols - Kansapedia - Kansas Historical Society

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In 1931 Sue Eakin, a white girl in Louisiana, saw a dusty, old book called "Twelve Years a Slave." She found a copy for herself a bit later - and spent 70 years rescuing it from obscurity and doggedly proving it was factual. "Her passion was history, getting the history out.” In 1968 she got it back into print. In 2007, at 88, she published an edition with maps and pictures. She wrote in the acknowledgments, “Now Solomon and I can rest.” Two years later, she died. A great story at the click.

The Historian Who Unearthed 'Twelve Years a Slave'

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Corrie Ten Boom helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust by hiding them in a secret room in her family's home. Eventually she was arrested and taken to concentration camps, including Ravensbruck. While imprisoned she held Bible studies using a small Bible she managed to sneak passed guards. After the war she aided Holocaust survivors, traveled as a public speaker to over sixty countries and wrote eight books. (Submitted by Michaela Jaros)

Joyforgivefullness: Forgiveness From the Heart of Corrie Ten Boom

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Mukhtar Mai is a Pakistani woman who, after being gang-raped, was expected to commit suicide. Instead, she prosecuted her attackers and used compensation money to start schools, a women's shelter and an organization to support women from around Pakistan. There is a chapter dedicated to telling her story in "Half the Sky."

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Thus unfolded the 'Night of Terror' on Nov. 15, 1917, when the warden at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia ordered his guards to teach a lesson to the suffragists imprisoned there because they dared to picket Woodrow Wilson's White House for the right to vote. For weeks, the women's only water came from an open pail. Their food--all of it colorless slop--was infested with worms.

Long before pioneering women like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, there was Margaret Brent. In 1648, she stood before the Maryland assembly and demanded the right to vote, not once but twice.

History's Women

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Alice Paul Toasting Tennessee's Ratification of the 19th Amendment, August 1920: The leader of the suffrage movement's most militant wing, Alice Paul advocated "unladylike" tactics such as civil disobedience and hunger strikes. In 1920, she proposed an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution, which has never been ratified

Five thousand women marched up Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, on March 3, 1913, demanding the right to vote.