[United States] Struggle for Women’s Rights and Civil Rights Linked

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Lynn Yeakel – Huffington Post – Monday, 26 August 2013 (originally published 20 Aug)

The nation commemorates two anniversaries this month.

Women’s Equality Day on August 26 is federal recognition of the day in 1920 when the 19th Amendment became law and women were granted the right to vote. Around the country, many communities are planning activities.

Two days later, Americans will stop and remember the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his stirring “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial. A march in Washington and a rally on the National Mall are planned for August 28 . . .

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