Heroes for my Daughter Archive

  • I have never felt more Texas pride than when I sat watching State Senator Wendy Davis filibustering the abortion bill for more than 11 hours. And then, I felt even […]

    Heroes for My Daughter: Wendy Davis, Democrats in the Texas Legislature, and their Supporters

    I have never felt more Texas pride than when I sat watching State Senator Wendy Davis filibustering the abortion bill for more than 11 hours. And then, I felt even […]

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  • Born in 1864, Nellie Bly was the pseudonym of Elizabeth Jane Cochran (later Cochrane). When she was just six, her father died leaving 10 children from a previous marriage and a widow […]

    Heroes for my Daughter: Nellie Bly

    Born in 1864, Nellie Bly was the pseudonym of Elizabeth Jane Cochran (later Cochrane). When she was just six, her father died leaving 10 children from a previous marriage and a widow […]

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  • At the height of the Vietnam War in 1968, seven men and two women walked into a Selective Service office in Catonsville, Maryland. Moving past stunned clerical workers, the activists […]

    Heroes for my Daughter: The Catonsville Nine

    At the height of the Vietnam War in 1968, seven men and two women walked into a Selective Service office in Catonsville, Maryland. Moving past stunned clerical workers, the activists […]

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  • From 1969 until the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, Jane counseled women about abortion and helped gain access to underground abortion providers.  Jane initially sought to […]

    Heroes for My Daughter: The Jane Collective

    From 1969 until the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, Jane counseled women about abortion and helped gain access to underground abortion providers.  Jane initially sought to […]

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  • Today marks the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. In 1848, a group of people came together in Seneca Falls, NY and wrote the […]

    Heroes for My Daughter: Alice Paul and the National Womens Party

    Today marks the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. In 1848, a group of people came together in Seneca Falls, NY and wrote the […]

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  • Last Sunday was a quiet day for sports in most US homes.  Some people were watching golf or World Cup.  Maybe even a few were watching the Tour de France.  […]

    Heroes for My Daughter: Mara Abbott

    Last Sunday was a quiet day for sports in most US homes.  Some people were watching golf or World Cup.  Maybe even a few were watching the Tour de France.  […]

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  • Founded in 1966 by Huey Newton, and Texan Bobby Seale, in Oakland, California, the Black Panther Party (BPP) represented an angry voice calling for an end to police brutality in […]

    Heroes for My Daughter: The Black Panther Party

    Founded in 1966 by Huey Newton, and Texan Bobby Seale, in Oakland, California, the Black Panther Party (BPP) represented an angry voice calling for an end to police brutality in […]

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  • Born in New Mexico in 1930, Dolores Huerta’s parents divorced when she was 3 years old.  Her mother moved the family to Stockton, California.  There Dolores and her two brothers […]

    Heroes for My Daughter: Delores Huerta

    Born in New Mexico in 1930, Dolores Huerta’s parents divorced when she was 3 years old.  Her mother moved the family to Stockton, California.  There Dolores and her two brothers […]

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  • When I first met Bonnie Tinker she was coming out of jail. I was legal observing for a large anti-war march where she and her son had been arrested. Her […]

    Heroes for My Daughter: Bonnie Tinker

    When I first met Bonnie Tinker she was coming out of jail. I was legal observing for a large anti-war march where she and her son had been arrested. Her […]

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