In 1896, Washington had private libraries, and subscription libraries, but no public library. The path to get one required a cool quarter mil, a debate over century-old blueprints, and bureaucratic delays (of course). And now, it’s going to become an Apple store.
#SquadGoals: Qiu Jin, China’s Feminist Shero
Tomorrow, July 15th, marks the 110th anniversary of the execution of Qiu Jin, which obviously, you’ve had marked in your … More
The Recent Past: Dorothy Counts
Imagine the meanest, worst-behaved 15-year-old boys you’ve ever encountered. Now add a thick coat of racism, total non-intervention by teachers and school staff, and the fact that a black girl entering an all-white school was entirely unprecedented, and you might get some idea of what Dorothy Counts experienced as she walked into the school.
Squad Goals: Something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world
There’s a lot of cultural and religious debate that swirls around Halloween. For some, it’s a holy day, a precursor … More
Oh, Cecilia, You’re Breaking My Glass Ceiling
Q: Where does a mansplainer get his water? A: A well, actually. If you’re not familiar with mansplaining, it’s pretty … More