The Co-Ed Goes to War by Katherine Hill (1942)

From the December 1942 issue of Carolina Magazine: THE Carolina coed is going to war. Shoved into relative obscurity by the more immediate problem of expanding the Pre-Flight school, temporarily subordinated to the outcome of the 18-19-year-old draft legislation, the...

Assault with Attempt to Kill (Civil War Reunion Poem from 1915)

This poem was recited to great applause to crowds in Philadelphia in 1915 at the Forty-Second Annual Reunion of the Army of the Potomac and included in the published Report of Proceedings. The poem was created on the scene of the reunion by Captain Jack Crawford and...

Why Must a Woman’s Name Change with Her Marriage? (1924)

No woman who has seriously decided to keep her own name will be more than mildly interested In the semiofficial news that married women employees of a certain Government department a t Washington must sign their “married names” to the payroll. There is no law In the land compelling a woman to take her husband’s name. and-as far as I have been able to discover there are no legal obstacle’ to retaining the so called maiden name in all circumstances.

A Woman Living Here Has Registered to Vote

This sign from 1920 was designed to be placed in the window of a home so that all who passed would know that the woman within had exercised her right under the 19th amendment and registered to vote. It also served as a reminder to other women to do the same. I have...

Heroines in the Farm Front in 1944 (A USDA Radio Script)

Harvest is nearly over now, and cans of fruit, vegetables, and meat are lined up on pantry shelves — and grocery shelves — like soldiers in a regiment. This has been a busy year for farmers, and for farm women, in food production. Just as some women have gone to work in war plants, joined the armed services, and taken over men’s jobs in cities, so others have gone to work on farms to help produce food. Quietly and without fanfare, they have taken their place beside husbands, sons, and brothers in the fields and farm yards; and some have run farms alone.

What Happened to Daisy Bates?

School desegregation is a fact in Little Rock and - because of Little Rock - in many other Southern cities, but Daisy Bates, who played a key role in making it all possible, is forgotten by the public.—Thomas Fuller (Negro Digest/May 1962) She was the...

The Five Years of LBJ (as seen from 1968)

The precipitous change in Johnson’s fortunes is most readily explained by the Vietnam war, to which he remained committed longer and more staunchly than did national opinion.

Faith is a mockery if it does not teach us that we can build a more complete and beautiful world.

Helen Keller

Author, political activist, lecturer

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.

Andrew Jackson

President, USA

Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Women's rights activist, abolitionist

Do not allow the Church or State to govern your thought or dictate your judgment.

Matilda Joslyn Gage

Abolitionist, freethinker, author