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Rescued from Obscurity: Clarina Nichols, Early Women’s Rights Activist

Most Americans are familiar with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, leaders of the early women’s rights movement. Almost lost to history, though, was Clarina Nichols, a fervent advocate and activist for women’s rights. Originally a Vermont-based activist, Nichols… Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday, Casimir Pulaski

March 6 is one of three dates that may have been Casimir Pulaski’s birthdate in Warka, Poland. In the Chicago area and in Savannah, Georgia, Pulaski’s birthday is a big deal. Casimir Pulaski Day is an Illinois state holiday, observed… Continue Reading →

A Presidents’ Day Dinner, George Washington Style

When the kids were in elementary school, I used to reinforce the reason they did not have class on a particular government holiday through food and/or art projects. Sometimes they seemed to enjoy; sometimes, they would have preferred to be let alone. I seem to… Continue Reading →

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