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Wasn't that just AWEinsipring to finally see a woman who fought the 'good old boy' system to finally be recognized in the Capitol with a bust figure?!!

I am still amazed why such a wonderful event went completely unnoticed by MSM.

I am very proud to have our FLOTUS and SoS and Speaker of the House unveil such a remarkable statue to prove that fighting slavery and the right for women to vote are important and the right things to do.

Please encourage your local school districts to enlighten all of our children that this event is important.  I sent my daughter to school with her knowing that people of her color have made a difference in the world and have been acknowledged by our government, even if the difference was made 150 years ago!!

Originally posted to RPh who cares on Wed Apr 29, 2009 at 10:09 AM PDT.


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  •  There was a beautiful picture in the LA Times (4+ / 0-)
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    babeuf, publicv, chrome327, pateTX

    today, with Nancy Pelosi and the First Lady standing next to the new statue.   Made me proud to be a woman living in America.  Imperfect as this country is, sometimes we do get it right.    

    Their cause, if they had one, is nothing to them now. They hate for hate's sake. (W.H. Auden)

    by dotalbon on Wed Apr 29, 2009 at 10:12:15 AM PDT

  •  She is definitely deserving of this recog- (2+ / 0-)
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    nition.  How about Harriet Tubman or would she be too controversial?  

    I guess it's just very controversial to revisit this part of America's past.  But this is the right direction.

    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

    by publicv on Wed Apr 29, 2009 at 10:18:31 AM PDT

  •  I watched the whole ceremony (1+ / 0-)
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    on C-Span. It was wonderful and inspiring.  There were too many speeches, but I was glad to see even the Republican leadership wanted to be associated with the event. Maybe they are hoping some of Michelle's approval will rub off on them, LOL.

    The best is the enemy of the good. --Voltaire

    by pateTX on Wed Apr 29, 2009 at 10:18:42 AM PDT

  •  The flip side of this is monument (0+ / 0-)

    building whose motive is to associate oneself with great events.  Like the god awful WWII monument Bob Dole pushed but whose support came from chickenhawks and otehr lowlife who wanted some of that greatest generation cred to rub off on them.  Sometimes it appears there is an inverse relationship between the building of monuments to historic worthies and level of courage and effectiveness of the generation building the monuments.  Let's stop living in the past and focus on making a future for our kids.  With respect to Sojouner Truth, indeed she and others should be in the capital - certainly so given the number of confederate leaders' statues residing in the capital as "gifts" from former confederate states.

    •  Whether motive is good or bad (1+ / 0-)
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      is of no consequence to me.  Acknowledging people who made a difference is the only thing of import.  Our children need to know more than Abe Lincoln and Davey Crocket stories.

      Granted I don't like trolls looking for recognition but I don't like right wingers doing the same either.

  •  also a very tall statue is in Battle Creek, MI (1+ / 0-)
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    Perry the Imp

    She was a very interesting lady!


    I have pictures of the statue in a diary I did a long time ago for Bookflurries:

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    by cfk on Wed Apr 29, 2009 at 10:37:58 AM PDT

  •  Cicely Tyson "Ain't that a woman?" (1+ / 0-)
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    Cicely Tyson performs Sojourner Truth's "Ain't that a woman?"

    First Lady Michelle Obama joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other lawmakers and dignitaries on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to unveil a bust of Sojourner Truth, the 19th-century slave turned abolitionist who was also a fiery advocate for womens rights.

    Here we are now Entertain us I feel stupid and contagious

    by Scarce on Wed Apr 29, 2009 at 10:53:23 AM PDT

  •  Another beautiful statue (0+ / 0-)

    in Florence, Ma, where she sojourned for a time with the Northampton Association of Education and Industry, a fascinating community that existed in the 1840s. Unlike the other agrarian utopian communities of the time, it was based on a silk factory. Silk was valued as an alternative to cotton by the Abolitionists of the time. The Association site was a meeting place for Abolitionist luminaries, including Truth, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and the remarkable Lydia Maria Child.

    Plangentarchy: dictatorship of the whiners

    by Perry the Imp on Wed Apr 29, 2009 at 11:38:59 AM PDT

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