03-24 TABLE of CONTENTS:
QUOTES by Sara Cytron and Merril Markoe.
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03-24 DATES, ANNIVERSARIES, and EVENTS
B. 03-24-1899, Lt. Commander Dorothy Stratton, director of Women's Reserve of the U.S. Coast Guard (SPARS), had joined WAVES (Navy women) in 1942 at a lieutenant, quickly rose to Lt. Commander to take over the SPARS 11-24-1942. Had been dean of women at Purdue University and was instrumental in having women's dormitories built at Purdue and having employment placement extended to women.
B. 03-25-???, Emma Barrett, "Sweet Emma" of unknown age who wowed the jazz players of New Orleans with her hot piano playing starting with bands in 1923, but could not read music. She was "discovered" nationally in the 1970's and was much recorded.
B. 03-24-1907, Lucia Chase, director and inspiration of American Ballet Theatre who danced in character roles into her 70's.
Event 03-24-29-1919, League of Women Voters, established at the convention of the National-American Convention. Its official formation was symbolically timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of women's voting rights, equal to that of men, established for the first in the world in the territory of Wyoming in 1869.
Event 03-24-1985, the National Association of Attorney Generals (of the various states) called for the U.S. Justice department to investigate abortion clinic bombings and terrorism as violations of the Federal Civil Rights laws. The Republican administration ignored the request.
QUOTES DU JOUR
"The last time people in this society cared about my rights was when I was a fetus."
-- stand-up comic Sara Cytron
"I heard a guy whining about how there are no Men's Books sections in bookstores, and all I could think was, 'Gee! And why are there no support groups for people in glowing good health?' "
-- Merril Markoe
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