HAPPY THANKSGIVING IN 2018!
And when giving thanks for what you have, keep in mind what we do not have. American women do NOT have equal rights protections in the US Constitution. We’re aware that many people think this isn’t necessary, that equal rights are supposedly a bad idea. We’ve heard all their positions for years. But we’ll continue having to go issue by issue forever unless women have equal rights protections. More Americans than ever agree with this position.
AN INTERVIEW WITH DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin grew up in Rockville Centre, NY during the 1950s. An interview with her about her Long Island connections in 2013 gives a feeling of having been there. It’s worth watching. Goodwin’s memories and vintage photos open up a view of the island that is memorable and informing. “History is about storytelling,” Goodwin says, although she notes that some of the old stories aren’t true. She is partial toward Abraham Lincoln, very opinionated about Teddy Roosevelt, and was amazed about the film about Lincoln by Steven Spielberg. Actor Daniel Day Lewis did a terrific job, she said. She recommends a visit to Sagamore Hill, Teddy Roosevelt’s home on Long Island.
Let’s continue working for equal rights in the U.S. Constitution. Are we ready to accept that by 2023 U.S. women will have been working for this for 100 years?
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Get to know Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr. Follow Suffrage Wagon News Channel with updates about the Spirit of 1776 wagon used for grassroots organizing by activist Edna Kearns and others during 1913. FYI: Wilmer and Edna Kearns of Rockville Centre, NY weren’t related to Doris Kearns Goodwin.