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Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913

This year is the 100th anniversary of the Woman Suffrage Parade organized by the suffragist Alice Paul. On March 3, 1913 more than 5,000 participants - including such notables as Helen Keller - marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. in support of granting women the right to vote. However, it wasn't until August 26, 1920, with the passage of the 19th Amendment, that American women finally attained that goal.

One woman, one vote [videodisc] by an Educational Film Center production for the American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; WGBH Boston ; written and produced by Ruth Pollak ; co-producer and writer, Felicia M. Widmann

Generations [videodisc]: American women win the vote by Vote 70 Project, Inc

Dateline 1863!

The year 1863 was a particularly memorable one in both American and world history. It was 150 years ago that the world's first underground railroad opened in London; the dome of the United States Capitol was finished; the National Academy of Sciences was created; both Arizona Territory and Idaho Territory were created; West Virginia was admitted to the Union; Jules Verne published Five Weeks in a Ballon; and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow first published the poem Paul Revere's Ride. It was also the midpoint of the Civil War. Read about some of the other memorable events of that year below:

Good Art Listens

On March 18, 1990, 13 works of art were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. 5 drawings by Degas were among the missing. B.A. Shapiro draws from this fact for her novel--The Art Forger. In this brilliantly plotted art world thriller, Clair Roth, who reproduces famous works of art for an online retailer, is drawn into the world of art forgery when she duplicates a missing Degas heisted from the Gardner museum.  Expertly read by Xe Sands, this book makes for 10 hours of pleasurable listening. If you are hooked by the art reproduction process, try The Art Detective: Fakes, Frauds, and Finds and the Search for Lost Treasures by Philip Mould.

Rosa Parks' 100th Birthday

Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. On December 1, 1955 she refused to obey a bus driver's order to give up her seat  to a white passenger, setting off the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This became one of the defining moments of the Civil Rights Movement leading to nationwide efforts to end segregation of public facilities. She eventually moved to Detroit where she lived until her death in 2005.

Rosa Parks: my story by Rosa Parks with Jim Haskins

Rosa Parks by Douglas Brinkley

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