A few of things we’re reading this week. What’s been in your news feed?
1. Celebrating the 19th Amendment – there are many articles celebrating the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed all U.S. citizens the right to vote regardless of their gender. It passed on June 4, 1919, providing even further depth to all the gender news in media this week. Here are a few related articles:
- NY Rep John Katko leveraged the historical moment to formally introduce a bill putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 dollar bill. We’ve been following this story for awhile. http://www.syracuse.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/06/rep_john_katko_introduces_bill_to_put_harriet_tubman_on_us_currency.html
- Alabama didn’t ratify the bill until 1953 http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2015/06/alabama_ratified_19th_amendmen.html
2. “A Grim History Traced in Sunken Slave Ship Found Off South Africa” – new evidence found from the slave trade between Mozambique and Brazil.
3. “History Today Quiz-May 2015” – in case you’re experiencing semester withdrawals, test your knowledge on Cinco de Mayo, Napoleon, and classical Sparta