Equality Today: Quick List of Must-Reads
Today is Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of the day the 19th amendment was certified, extending the right to vote to women. Women’s suffrage was a right that had taken 80 years to accomplish.
It rather makes me think twice about complaining about the U.S. House of Representatives’ 40 votes in three years to repeal Obamacare.
This week is also the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., made his immortal “I Have a Dream” speech.
In honor of these historic moments, I thought I’d share a few must-reads today:
- 50 Years After the March on Washington, What Would MLK March for Today? – By Peter Dreier, E. P. Clapp distinguished professor of politics and chair of urban and environmental policy at Occidental College
- At the Intersection: Equal Opportunity or All – By Alexis McGill Johnson, Chair of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
- 50 Years After the March on Washington, Still Fighting for Jobs and Freedom – By Kenyon Farrow, award-winning writer and activist
- Feministing’s Katie Halper reminds us of the 10 demands of the 1963 march.