Monday, February 15, 2010

sufferin' till suffrage

Oh, if I could but live another century and see the fruition of all the work for women! There is so much yet to be done.

Susan B. Anthony (b. 15 february 1820 - d.1906) suffragist & civil rights activist

well, susan it is another century and there still is so much yet to be done!

happy birthday susan b!

oh yeah, it's also presidents day - happy presidents day! how will you be spending presidents day? me? the sun is out (for now) first a walk in the sunshine and then maybe I'll try and hit a presidents day sale - although, honestly I wouldn't give a wooden nickel for more than a few of them.

schoolhouse rock's sufferin' for suffrage (1976) - performed by essra mohawk


photo: nyc bus, march 2009

9 comments:

Alan Burnett said...

I never knew you had a President's Day. I suspect that the idea of a Prime Minister's Day would be met by universal derision here in the UK

subby said...

@ Alan, depending on where one lives in the U.S., there are also "Patriots" days( we celebrate it here in Massachusetts )...tho' we may be the only state that has one...

kimy, and other state hols your way? I'll be catching up on family history and writing...we're over-cast just now...

And you're spot on in the former, here...

e said...

Did not President's Day begin as Washington's Birthday???

This is a great birthday salute to Susan B!

Enjoy the sunshine, Mouse!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

alan - don't you guys on the other side of the pond have a lovely slew of 'bank holidays' - perhaps some one can deem one p.m. day....har har!

subby, I remember mass celebrating patriots day when I lived in connecticut, was always terribly jealous! isn't it in the spring sometime? I don't know if ohio has any special holiday... if they did it'd probably be called buckeye day.

e - I think they combined george's birthday and lincoln's birthday to create one holiday to celebrate all the presidents.

am sure it has to do that once the mlk holiday became institutionalized various interests wanted to make sure workers weren't getting too much time off! heaven forbid that u.s. workers enjoy eleven paid holidays instead of ten - or whatever the number tends to be.

the clouds started moving in around noon, now that it's after 4 it's totally cloudy.... and snow is in the forecast. tis the season!

maggie's garden said...

Thanks for the info on the Nyack Daily Snapshot blog. I really enjoyed getting a personal look at Cornell.
Hope you found some great President Day sales and had some fun!

Term Papers said...

There is a bus and there wrote a very Difficult Sentence that "GO HUMANS GO" can you say that where we go?

Baino said...

Kim I love the radical and the suffragette and the human rights activist in you. I am feeling very guilty at not being more involved in issues these days. We've come a long way baby but we aint there yet. I'm saddened that so many of the younger generation don't maintain the vigil frankly. Not just for women.And enjoy President's day . .yours is coming down under in March. I'm quite excited although I think his timing is misguided.

Reya Mellicker said...

So weird to think the suffrage movement was so recent historically. Wow.

Meri said...

So true -- there is much work to be done more than 100 years after her death.