A short clip detailing Susan B. Anthony’s famous first attempt to vote and her subsequent trial.
A profile of Elizabeth Cady Stanton - a pioneer of the women’s suffrage movement
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10/10 A true tear jerking eye opener. One of the best movies made to date. Mohandas Gandhi was a remarkable individual and this film is an excellent retelling of a life well lived.
Gandhi, is a film based on the life of legendary activist, and peaceful protester, Mohandas Gandhi. Gandhi focuses on Gandhi’s efforts during the non-violent resistance in protest of British Colonial rule in India.
Gandhi deals with many issues of importance, namely religious segregation, colonization of countries, and ultimately how nonviolent protest is sometimes the most effective way to inspire change.
Gandhi is the epitome of a peace seeking pacifist, and his actions are evidence that war is not necessary to instigate change. Ben Kinglsey’s portrayal of Gandhi is excellent and very true to life. This movie is emotionally powerful, captivating and laden with important political and spiritual messages.
This film depicts the incredible biographical story of Mohandas Gandhi realistically and with consideration to the overall spirit of Gandhi’s protest and life. This movie is eye opening and a definite must see.
Megan: Good evening Mr. Jones, it’s wonderful to have you here with us. It is truly an honor to speak with you. Why don’t you tell everyone a little about yourself.
Cleve Jones: Thank you! I’m glad I could make it out here! I guess you could call me a gay rights and AIDS activist. I’ve been working to spread understanding and celebrate those that have succumbed to AIDS through my latest project the NAMES AIDS memorial quilt.
Megan: What is that?
Jones: Well, it’s a community art project that I started in 1987. The quilt is composed of different panels, each made by family or friends of someone who died of AIDS. Every panel is different and unique to the individual; they are really touching to look at. For example, I’ve seen a few panels with wedding rings sewn into them.
Megan: That’s wonderful. How did you first come up with this project?
Jones: I started the quilt in 1987 but I came up with idea in 1978 during a candlelight march to commemorate the death of my dear friend Harvey Milk.
Megan: That’s right, didn’t you work with Milk during his campaigns in San Francisco?
Jones: Sure, I was his intern. He let me work for him while I was studying polisci at San Francisco State. He not only inspired me but gave my career its start. After his death I went on to work for the CA state assemblyman Art Agnos.
Megan: I’m sorry for your loss, he was an amazing man. Speaking of amazing, I heard that your quilt has been breaking a few records.
Jones: It certainly has. It recently broke the record for the largest piece of community folk art in the world. I think it weighs around 54 tons at last count. I’m glad its getting so much notoriety; this is something that needs to be talked about.
Megan: Where is the quilt now?
Jones: Well, as you can imagine we don’t bring the whole quilt out often. In fact the last time we had the ENTIRE quilt out was last summer. Sometimes we display sections of the quilt to coincide with certain events. For example, in 2004 we displayed a thousand blocks in Washington to commemorate National HIV Testing Day.
Megan: That’s fantastic. I think it’s important to let our readers know that even though this quilt is massive, it only represents about 20% of the victims of AIDS. There is much more work to be done.
Jones: Indeed there is! It has been a pleasure talking with you today! Take care!
Lucy Stone, a prominent female activist, best known for her work in abolition and in women’s suffrage leads a very public life, but there are some things she’s managed to keep under wraps. Who is Lucy Stone when she’s not working with NAWSA and petitioning for women’s voting rights? Social Justice has the answers.
1. Lucy’s biggest splurge? Monogrammed clothing. Lucy loves customized sweaters embroidered with her name on them.
“A wife should no more take her husband’s name than he should hers. My name is my identity and must not be lost.”
2. Lucy’s biggest pet peeve? Servicemen that overcharge for their services. With the cost of food steadily on the rise, we could all use a discount.
“ The flour-merchant, the house-builder, and the postman charge us no less on account of our sex.”
What’s a working woman to do?
3. The secret to Lucy’s killer golf game? “… we have every reason to rejoice when there are so many gains and when favorable conditions abound on every hand.” She only plays when the weather is nice. What a way to keep your handicap in check Lucy!
4. Why Lucy is always in a great mood? “ their (women’s) clothes are a great hindrance to their engaging in any business which will make them pecuniarily independent.” Lucy keeps it real with flowy dresses and clothing that does not constrict.
5. What Lucy thinks will change our world? “I believe that the influence of woman will save the country before every other power.” Well put Lucy, well put.
Lucy Stone cites the Grimke sisters as inspiration for her passion for obtaining rights for women. Find Women’s Suffrage information right outside your doorstep where dedicated women are out raising awareness for a worthwhile cause.
Martin Luther King Junior’s famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech delivered on August 28, 1963 to over 200,000 civil right activists from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. To commemorate King the National Park Service made a marble pedestal where he delivered his speech.