11 10 / 2013

Happy Birthday, Eleanor Roosevelt!
Follow the link to read about what ER hoped her legacy to be.

"There is no doubt that we women must lead the way in setting new standards of what is really valuable in life.…"

Happy Birthday, Eleanor Roosevelt!

Follow the link to read about what ER hoped her legacy to be.

"There is no doubt that we women must lead the way in setting new standards of what is really valuable in life.…"

06 10 / 2013

Born October 6, 1917: Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977), civil rights activist best known for desegregating the Mississippi Democratic Party.

Born October 6, 1917: Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977), civil rights activist best known for desegregating the Mississippi Democratic Party.

09 8 / 2013

obitoftheday:

Obit of the Day: Mr. Moose and Bunny Rabbit

Cosmo Allegretti was a busy man on Captain Kangaroo. The puppeteer and performer was the creator and voice of Bob Keeshan’s cloth nemesis Mr. Moose, and his silent sidekick Bunny Rabbit. He also performed as Dancing Bear and Grandfather Clock. He was even the artist for the Captain’s Magic Drawing Board. Add to that occasional appearances as Dennis the Painter, and Mr. Allegretti was on the show as often as Bob Keeshan’s red-coated Captain.

Mr. Allegretti was a set painter by trade but became a puppeteer when producers of Captain Kangaroo were unhappy with a puppet designed for the show. He offered to create a new one - and a career was born.

Cosmo Allegretti, who also performed on Broadway and in several films, died on July 26, 2013 at the age of 86.

Note: Mr. Moose is in the Smithsonian Institution.

Sources: Today.com, IMDB.com, Wikipedia, LA Times, and UPI.com

(Video of Bob Keeshan as Captain Kangaroo with Mr. Moose and Bunny Rabbit - both performed by Cosmo Allegretti, is copyright of CBS and courtesy of Jim5150jvc on YouTube)

Also of interest my historical post on Captain Kangaroo from 2012. 

You can also check out:

Jane Henson - Co-creator of the Muppets

Jerry Nelson - Voice of The Count

Mr. Rogers

08 7 / 2013

standupfordownthere:


Just a few ways that Perry and his allies have cheated and changed the rules to achieve their goals of restricting the rights of women and ending abortion in Texas:
They’ve gerrymandered districts creating an unfair advantage for anti-choice extremists. They even tried to gerrymander Wendy Davis out of her district.
They couldn’t pass their bill under normal state government rules, so they demanded a special session – that has weaker rules
When they didn’t like the legally-mandated public testimony, they shut down the conversation, robbing Texas women of their right to speak out.
On the night Wendy Davis defeated their legislation, they flat out lied about the time of the vote. They had to admit they cheated and voided the vote.

Please REBLOG and spread the word. Cheaters never win.

standupfordownthere:

Just a few ways that Perry and his allies have cheated and changed the rules to achieve their goals of restricting the rights of women and ending abortion in Texas:

  • They’ve gerrymandered districts creating an unfair advantage for anti-choice extremists. They even tried to gerrymander Wendy Davis out of her district.
  • They couldn’t pass their bill under normal state government rules, so they demanded a special session – that has weaker rules
  • When they didn’t like the legally-mandated public testimony, they shut down the conversation, robbing Texas women of their right to speak out.
  • On the night Wendy Davis defeated their legislation, they flat out lied about the time of the vote. They had to admit they cheated and voided the vote.

Please REBLOG and spread the word. Cheaters never win.

(Source: prochoiceamerica)

04 7 / 2013

Don’t forget the Ladies!

(Source: femilogue.blogspot.com)

02 7 / 2013

 “Hard work is the only formula for any achievement.”

Born July 2, 1861: Grace Raymond Hebard (1861–1936), civil engineer, professor, historian, librarian, suffragist, biographer, and chronicler of the West and woman suffrage. Also, a tennis champ! Hebard was a woman of many firsts, including the first woman to pass the Wyoming bar and practice before the state supreme court.

 “Hard work is the only formula for any achievement.”

Born July 2, 1861: Grace Raymond Hebard (1861–1936), civil engineer, professor, historian, librarian, suffragist, biographer, and chronicler of the West and woman suffrage. Also, a tennis champ! Hebard was a woman of many firsts, including the first woman to pass the Wyoming bar and practice before the state supreme court.

25 6 / 2013

Born June 25,1874: Rose Cecil O’Neill (1874–1944), magazine illustrator, artist, writer, and businesswoman who created—and made a fortune from—the Kewpies.

(Source: femilogue.blogspot.com)

24 6 / 2013

lipstick-feminists:

(via rebel-girl92)

24 6 / 2013

Born this day in 1880: AGNES NESTOR (1880–1948), labor leader and social reformer known especially for her role in unionizing women workers.

Born this day in 1880: AGNES NESTOR (1880–1948), labor leader and social reformer known especially for her role in unionizing women workers.

14 6 / 2013

life:

Happy birthday, Margaret Bourke-White. Here, we look back at her breathtaking legacy.

life:

Happy birthday, Margaret Bourke-White. Here, we look back at her breathtaking legacy.