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Friday, March 9, 2012

March 9, 2012: One Short Video, Two Impressive Women

[All this week, in honor of Women’s History Month, I’ll be highlighting some exemplary American women. This is the sixth and final post in the series.]

One of our most talented and inspiring contemporary actresses, Alfre Woodard, reads a speech by one of the 19th century’s most interesting and inspiring orators and activists, Sojourner Truth:

http://front.moveon.org/the-most-powerful-performance-of-history-youll-see-this-month/?rc=fb.rp.6

Happy Women’s History Month!

More tomorrow, a question for your consideration as American Studier takes its spring break,

Ben

PS. Last chance to nominate exemplary American women as part of this week’s series!

3/9 Memory Day nominee: David Davis, the Illinois legislator and judge who had a strong influence on a trio of crucial American moments: as Abraham Lincoln’s 1860 campaign manager; as the Supreme Court justice who authored one of the strongest defenses of civil liberties, the post-Civil War Ex Parte Milligan (1866) decision; and as a complex political player in the contested and controversial 1876 presidential election.

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