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On This Date in Legal History

On March 3, 1913, attorney Inez Milholland led a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. to draw attention to the woman suffrage movement. The suffragists were met with hostility. The police protection promised them was described as– “the flimsiest … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On January 31, 1919, baseball legend Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia.  He’s best remembered for his baseball prowess, but he was also deeply respected off the field for being a tireless and effective advocate of civil rights. Read … Continue reading

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The Seneca Falls Convention

On July 19, 1848, the women’s rights movement in the United States was born. The Seneca Falls Convention began in New York State. Learn more @ http://1.usa.gov/1mDpETI.

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On This Date in Legal History

In 1903 the Oregon legislature enacted a statute providing, “no female [shall] be employed in any mechanical establishment or factory or laundry” “more than ten hours during any one day.” Curt Muller, the owner of a laundry, was convicted of … Continue reading

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