March 7th marked the anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” a day 56 years ago, when peaceful protesters were brutally beaten and gassed by Alabama State Troopers and Police in a desperate attempt to keep the growing black Southern populace from being allowed to vote.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
March 8th was International Women’s Day, another annual event that shines a harsh light on the struggles that women have and continue to endure to fight for their equal place and rights in society. Those involved in the Suffragette movement, many of whom had been imprisoned, beaten, and raped in their efforts to ensure equality, thought the passage of the 19th Amendment would mean the end of discrimination against women. It wasn’t.