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Brewer's: Dignus Vindice Nodus

(Latin). A knot or difficulty worthy of such hands to untie. Literally, a knotty point worthy to be made a civil action. The person who brought a civil action was called in Roman law a vind…

Women's Rights are Human Rights

by Hillary Rodham Clinton Remarks for the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women Mrs. Mongella, distinguished delegates and guests: I would like to thank the Secretary Genera…

A sermon of the public function of woman

by Theodore Parker The Nature of WomenRights of WomenBy nature, woman has the same Political Rights that man has,-to vote, to hold office, to make and administer laws. These she has a matter…

WOMAN SUFFRAGE AND POLITICS - Index

Chronological Record of the Wi... Index Abbott, Rev. Lyman, 126 Abolitionists. See Anti-Slavery Acklen, Col. Joseph H., 424 Acts of Reconstruction, 228 Adams, Abigail,…

Discourse On Woman

by LucretiaMott There is nothing of greater importance to the well-being of society at large - of man as well as woman - than the true and proper position of woman. Much has been said, fr…

Declaration of Rights and Grievances

Declaration of Rights and Grievances14 October 1774Abstract When the First Continental Congress met in September and October 1774, the delegates made several major decisions. Among those was t…

Equal Rights For Women

by Shirley Chisholm Mr. Speaker, when a young woman graduates from college and starts looking for a job, she is likely to have a frustrating and even demeaning experience ahead of her. …

Milestones in the Gay Rights Movement

Source: Excerpted from The Reader's Companion to American History. Copyright © 1991 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Late in the [19th] century, as large cities allowed for greater anonymity,…

The Supreme Court and Equal Rights

The Constitution describes equal rights only in general terms. The courts, especially the Supreme Court, have had to decide how these consitutional guarantees apply to specific situatio…

Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

Learn about the heroes of the American civil rights movement, including Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, and more. by Borgna Brunner Rosa Parks, seated on …