Tag Archives: History

Quick Hit: Why I Visit Sites of Slavery

TweetWhen Ani DiFranco decided to host a creative retreat at the Nottoway Plantation, she clearly didn’t think about what kind of statement she was making. It is evident that she did not stop to consider how hosting a retreat at a plantation that at one point enslaved 150 humans helps to reinforce our historical amnesia [...]
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Britain posthumously pardons scientist it chemically castrated

TweetAlan Turing was a genius, a brilliant mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and considered the father of computer science and artificial intelligence. He helped crack the Enigma Code used by Nazis and, many historians argue, is responsible for shortening World War Two by two years, saving countless lives and ensuring victory for the Allies. So, why was this [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetBy Katie and Alexandra   Dear Republicans: it’s pretty simple. If you want to help the economy, you will support immigration reform and not shutting down the government. Get it? Saudi activists to launch a national “drive-in” encouraging women to break the country’s ban on driving while female.  Some good, old-fashioned rape encouragement! A short [...]
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Daisy Bates was a boss

Tweet Tomorrow marks the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. As Katie noted yesterday, there are quite a few details that are omitted in the retelling of this landmark, cultural, social, political shift of an event to our generation and younger. A significant omission is the erasure of Daisy Bates, [...]
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Justice for sexual violence during the Civil War

Tweet*Trigger warning* Could it be the greatest irony in our history is that our nation actively prosecuted perpetrators of rape and sexual violence during the Civil War? In 1863, President Lincoln signed an executive order known as the Lieber Codes that governed Union soldiers and protected civilian women. Historian Crystal Feimster writes in the New York [...]
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