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Intergration Is A Kind Of Miracle

A few days ago I was at the supermarket. In the supermarket parking lot, I saw an interracial couple. One person was black and the other white. 

A moment later I saw a white woman get out of her car with a small Asian girl. I don’t know for sure, but I assumed it was her daughter.

When you think that Houston, and much of America, were strictly segregated as recently as 40 years ago, it really is a kind of miracle what we see today.

I know much work is left to be accomplished. I know how hard it was to reach this point. But I sometimes think to myself that, in this respect at least, I’m glad I live in these times and not in a time when these things were not possible.

August 11, 2008 Posted by | Houston | , | Leave a comment

Women’s Suffrage Parade From 1913

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Above is a picture of a women’s suffrage parade  in New York City from 1913.

Here is a history of the suffrage movement.

Women gained the vote in 1920 with passage of the 19th Amendment.

It remains hard to imgaine that it took until 1920 for women to be able to vote in this country.

August 11, 2008 Posted by | History, Political History, Politics | , , , , | 2 Comments