^^^ Informational: Today (yesterday) marks (marked) the 50th anniversary of the 1st march from Selma, Alabama. We honor Amelia Boynton Robinson, who was a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement in Selma and a key organizer of the March 7, 1965 march. Martin Luther King, Jr. used her home as his headquarters and office in Selma to plan civil rights demonstrations in the 1960s and to craft language for a Voting Rights Act. Robinson marched from Selma to Montgomery on what became known as 1965’s Bloody Sunday. She, like John Lewis, was clubbed and tear-gassed, and a wire photograph of her lying on the Edmund Pettus Bridge spread on the evening news. Six months later, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law. Read more about this remarkable lady's lifetime journey dedicated to social justice here ~ http://www.maconprogress.net/amelia-b-robinson.html
And, now, just for a few shares in honor of Women's History Month. Hillary, of course, acknowledging the importance of women in society.
Senator "Barb", acknowledging, a bit cryptically, her role in mentoring women Senators as they won their elections and took their places on the Hill.
And, last but not least: Happy International Women's Day to all women and to all who love women ~ VOTE Democrat in 2016!
^^^ Purple was a color selected in the early 1900's to represent the Women's Social Policy Union symbolizing justice & dignity sought by Great Britain's Suffragettes...
G., aka Partisan Democrat
(P.S., for the very alert ... I miscalculated the date of the 1st Sunday of the month ~ so you have not lost your mind if you think you should have read this last week! I am a believer that all things happen for a reason, though, and I think I was supposed to be off my mark so I could include that fabulous photograph of the 1st family heading out to march over a bridge in Selma 50 years later.)