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16 women really did walk to Washington to participate in the original Women’s March, on the occasion of Woodrow Wilson’s 1913 inauguration. “General” Rosalie Jones led the contingent, which left New York City in February. She’s at far left w/the…

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In New York it is said that activists come to Albany, not from it. True or not, in the 1850s and today Albany has produced some truly marvelous people. Among them: Lucretia Mott’s cousin by marriage Lydia Mott, and an African-American businessman…

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Anna Zenger printed the NY Weekly Journal while her husband JohnPeter was jailed for libel in 1734. He was in for 9 months b/c he couldn't pay bail; his case is a landmark re:freedom to criticize gov't. Anna continued to run the print shop after he…

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The Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy is the oldest participatory democracy on earth, and a matriarchy. Their model of women voting & leading inspired 1st wave white feminists who lived near Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga & Seneca lands in 1800s…
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