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Today in women's history: Physician Sarah Dolley born

She was supportive of women's rights, and instrumental in the formation of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union in 1893.

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Today in women’s history: “General” Harriet Tubman dies

Called "general," "Moses" and "one of the bravest persons on this continent," Harriet Tubman, born around 1820, died today in 1913.

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Today in women’s history: Georgia O’Keefe, American artist, dies at 98

Georgia O'Keefe, one of the most renowned and honored American artists, died March 6, 1986, at the age of 98.

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Today in women’s history: Suffrage supporters march in D.C

On March 3, 1913 supporters of the right of women to vote marched in Washington D.C., disprupting the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson.

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Today in black history: First black U.S. Senator sworn in

On February 25, 1870, Hiram R. Revels of Mississippi was sworn in as the first black U.S. Senator.

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Today in black history: Andrew Johnson impeached

On Feb. 24, 1868 the House voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Abraham Lincoln as president of the United States.

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Today in Black history: Actor Sidney Poitier born

Mentored along with Harry Belafonte and others by Paul Robeson, Poitier was red baited during the McCarthy period.  He resisted naming names and studio demands that he sign loyalty oaths.

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Today in black history: Vonetta Flowers first black gold medalist at Winter Olympics

On February 19, 2002, Vonetta Flowers became the first black gold medalist in the history of the Winter Olympic Games.

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Today in black history: Anti-slavery activist Frederick Douglass born

He became a leader of the abolitionist movement after escaping slavery in 1838, and went on to become an excellent lecturer and writer.

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Today in labor history: Atheists and religious alike celebrate “Darwin Day”

People worldwide are celebrating Darwin's life.

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