Mary Ellen Pleasant successfully attacked racial discrimination in San Francisco public conveyances when she and two other black women were ejected from a city streetcar in 1866. Her lawsuit, Pleasant v. North Beach & Mission Railroad Company, outlawed segregation in the city's public conveyances. Her efforts earned her the title "mother of the Civil Rights Movement" in California.
Today is a pretty exciting day for Disney fans: the live-action version of Cinderella is finally playing in theaters! I got to see the movie earlier this week, and I absolutely loved it. It was funny, sweet, whimsical, and just completely fairytale perfect. I’ve always loved the story of Cinderella, despite the fact that it’s … Read More