Monthly Archives: September 2021

Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation creates website for missing persons

Public pressure again expedites a long-overdue action. Earlier this month we posted about the advocacy efforts of Shayla Conner and Nicole Wagon. Let’s all pay attention and support this new WY site and its efforts to find missing family members. … Continue reading

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California permanently adopts universal vote by mail

The Golden State, like many of the other states that expanded access to mail-in ballots as an emergency change in 2020, saw record turnout in November. The state extended this policy into 2021, including in the September recall election. Once … Continue reading

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‘Suspicious’ Fire Destroys Porch at Susan B. Anthony House and Museum

  The interiors were mostly undamaged, and the (destroyed) back porch had been added well after the home was built. The day before, Congressman Joe Morelle held a conference outside the house/museum in support of federal legislation protecting access to … Continue reading

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American History As Seen Through Quilts

This piece includes an 11-minute video presentation of a Smithsonian docent. They point to how the fabric in a quilt belie that used in daily clothing. Earliest is from 1760.

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How prejudice affects official search for missing Indigenous women, other women of color

Wow. This was a segment on Monday night’s PBS Newshour. Great presentation with much attention to WY. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-prejudice-affects-official-search-for-missing-indigenous-women-other-women-of-color

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Shayla Conner is using her platform as a rodeo queen to bring attention to missing and murdered Indigenous people

She follows her grandmother as Sheridan Rodeo Queen, but it’s her cousin Hanna’s story that drives her whole family.   In the years 2017-2019 6000 indigenous people disappeared in Montana.   Ms. Conner, her family, and her community lobbied the … Continue reading

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Education women after marriage in the UK is taken for granted, however 40 years ago things were different

And today it’s 60 years later … This is a 1961 conversation about “too much education.” How many in 2021 would have such opinions? This video is part of a UK women’s oral histories site: http://womensoralhistory.com/educating-wrriage/ https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1654029118060113&extid=NS-UNK-UNK-UNK-AN_GK0T-GK1C&ref=sharing

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‘This week feels like an important return on his commitment’ for Merrick Garland

Lots going on in the Justice Dept! https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/9/19/2052982/-Merrick-Garland-s-not-too-shabby-in-his-new-role-Not-too-shabby-at-all-thanks-to-women-of-color?detail=emailLL

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AMENDED, a podcast from Humanities New York

The NY Humanities funded this 6-episode podcast series. Each episode is a conversation between Ms. Free and an invited guest. How will our improved understanding of suffrage history impact the teaching of civics going forward? Listen to this fascinating series … Continue reading

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When George Washington Took a Road Trip to Unify the US

The author of this article recently published a book about his own travels, following Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley who followed the 1789 path of George Washington as much as possible for him. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/george-washington-road-trip-nathaniel-philbrick-180978668/?cmpid=email-hist-inside-history-2021-0915-09152021&om_rid=&~campaign=hist-inside-history-2021-0915

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