A White Southerner Accepts Desegregation (1962)

I am a Southerner. I was bred in the South where my forefathers were slave-holders and Confederate soldiers. I was born and raised in Southern towns with their rigid racial patterns and their typical Southern prejudice. I was away from the South for a few years but I returned to live in the South by choice and intend to remain here for the rest of my life. I love the South and its people.

Authorised Violation of the Mail – Virginia 1859

This 1959 letter to Virginia Governor Wise from John Randolph Tucker, Virginia’s Attorney-General at the time. It opens Willam Lloyd Garrison’s book, The new “reign of terror” in the slaveholding states, for 1859-60, published in New York in 1860.

U.S. Wars on Loafers and “Sports” [May 23, 1918]

This item outlining new work requirements for undrafted men in World War I appeared in the May 23, 1918 issue of the Lake County Times, in Hammond, Indiana.

The Decay of American Manhood (1917)

History records nothing so wonderful as the development and progress of this great nation in the last hundred years. But a blight has struck us. American manhood is decaying.

Meta J. Erickson: She Bosses a Railroad and Makes It Pay

The Amador-Central Railroad of California earns its own way, pays a profit, and has never asked a cent from anyone. And a woman runs it! Mrs. Meta J. Erickson, who is doing what big railroad magnates say can’t be done, has been president of the Amador-Central for a good many years. She’s the only woman railroad president in the world.

She Tells Why Employers Should Hire Middle-Aged Women [1922]

“The discovery of the efficiency of the middle-aged woman has been one of the recent joys of the business world,” said Mrs. Robert Armstrong, formerly personnel director of the National City Company in Wall Street, and now personnel secretary of the Eastman Kodak Company at Rochester, New York.

I’m Too Sexy… for this Sector

A silly video set to the music of “I am too sexy” by Right Said Fred featuring clips from various American classic science fiction TV shows.

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