Sunday Gratitude: The Vote

Thank you to the men and women who fought for and won my right to vote this November 6.

Thank you Victoria Claflin Woodhull, the first Woman to run for President, 1872

small public domain B&W photo of Victoria Claflin Woodhull
Victoria Claflin Woodhull,

“I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled to the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Victoria Claflin Woodhull

Photograph of Victoria Claflin Woodhull, Suffragette
Victoria Claflin Woodhull, Suffragette

I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it. Victoria Claflin Woodhull

Digital painting of Victoria Claflin Woodhull based on a photograph in the public domain

 

Great-Great Grandfather Knows Best: Who Are the People of America?

A film made in 1953 that explains how the United States came
to be a culturally diverse nation going back to the founding.

The film is not without problems: there is no mention of the
horrors of slavery or the slaughter of indigenous people.

The film was made for children in elementary school who
watched it in an auditorium and returned to their classes
for discussion.

These discussions often included the American Civil War and
America’s struggle to expand the scope and inclusiveness of
civil rights.

This is another film designed to prevent the rise of fascism, which
relies heavily on successfully demonizing immigrants and people
of color.

Published 1953 Usage Public Domain
Found at the Internet Archives