Saturday, September 6, 2008

Sarah, what did you say about Community Organizers?

American Leaders and Community Organizers:

George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
Patrick Henry
Frederick Douglass
Sojourner Truth
Harriet Tubman
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Susan B. Anthony
Alice Paul
Jane Addams
Mother Jones
Cary Chapman Catt
William Lloyd Garrison
W.E.B. Du Bois
Mary McLeod Bethune
Cesar Chavez
Delores Huerta
Martin Luther King Jr.

Would you call them "inexperienced?"

1 comment:

Virginia Harris said...

The suffragettes were community organizers.

Read this for your daughters!

Senator Clinton and Governor Palin are proof that women can and do diverge on important issues.

Even on the question of whether women should vote!

Most people are totally in the dark about HOW the suffragettes won votes for women, and what life was REALLY like for women before they did.

Suffragettes were opposed by many women who were what was known as 'anti.'

The most influential 'anti' lived in the White House. First Lady Edith Wilson was a wealthy Washington widow who married President Wilson in 1915.

Her role in Wilson's decision to jail and torture Alice Paul and hundreds of other suffragettes will never be fully known, but she was outraged that these women picketed her husband's White House.

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