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Rebellious Women: A Labor Day Toast

By Deborah Harkins
The bravery of our foremothers is too often unsung. On this, our national day off, won for us in 1894, we toast the heroines who took to the ramparts to help end the era of starvation wages and 60-hour workweeks.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

By Women's Voices For Change
Today, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, millions of people are taking part in service projects to honor King’s legacy and his message of nonviolence and social justice. Over the years, the women's voices featured on our site have authored powerful essays and articles on civil rights, combating racism, and tributes directly related to Martin Luther King, Jr. and the values he stood for.
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Courage: What the World Needs Now

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Many of us are passive when we spot injustice. Sometimes we feel it is not our place to interfere, or that one person cannot do much of anything. People who act bravely feel it is better to take a stand, even if they may not win.
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My Oakland March

By Dorothy Gilbert
If you are "eternally vigilant"; if you take responsibility for those things that make a decent, meaningful, beautiful life, then maybe you have a chance to make it so, in spite of all the threats, the viciousness, that are bound to occur around you.
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Barack Obama: An MLK Day Appreciation

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Barack Obama has been a model for all Americans. As a father, husband, and man, he has set a standard of respect for women, responsible behavior, and dedication to others that will be his legacy and ours for the history books.
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