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Monday, June 27, 2011

June 24th



On this day in 1982, the Equal Rights Amendment was defeated again. As of today, women are still not protected under the Constitution.


On this day in 1936, Mary McLeod Bethune was appointed director of Negro Affairs of the National Youth Administration, Bethune was the first African American woman to hold a major Federal appointment.

On this day in 1647, Margaret Brent, niece to Lord Baltimore was ejected from the Maryland Council for requesting the right to vote. To learn more go to Beingwoman blog entry June 24th, 2006.1128