Posts Tagged as ‘civil war’

guide to: A horrible term in the headlines – “anchor baby”

From our Restore Fairness blog. The 14th amendment, established in 1868 as a major gain from the Civil War, united a nation that was once half-slave and half-free. Today, some Republicans wish to revisit the debate of 1868 and revoke its notion of birthright citizenship in order to help prevent undocumented immigration. Instead of focusing [...]

August 20, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-days: Happy Birthday Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female head of state

Born: October 29, 1938  Claim to fame: A member of the Council of Women World Leaders, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is a symbol of empowerment and strength for women worldwide as she overcame odds and opposition to become the first woman to be elected head of state in Africa on January 16, 2006. In 2005, she founded [...]

October 29, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-days: Ida B. Wells sued for her seat 70 years before Rosa Parks

Today’s date: July 16th Claim to fame: Ida B. Wells was born into slavery in 1862 and was granted freedom three years after in 1865 following the end of the Civil War.  In 1884, 71 years before Rosa Parks, she was granted a $500 settlement after she sued a railroad company for forcing her to [...]

July 16, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Help women survive in still-dangerous Afghanistan

These days, we hear less about the situation in Iraq than we used to, and even less about the condition of Afghanistan. This might lead some to assume that things are improving. Activists, such as Brave New Films, remind us, however, that for Afghanis, life has worsened since the Taliban was defeated, and that those [...]

July 10, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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