100 YEARS OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE IN BRITAIN – Westminster, London, England, 1918: Its 100 years since women gained the right to vote in the UK! In 1918 the Representation of the People Act was passed as the first piece of legislation to allow women the vote in the UK. It represented a landmark achievement in […]

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FREDRICK DOUGLASS 200th birthday. Born February 1818 Virginia, USA Fredrick Douglass was the most prominent African-American of the 19th century. He was born on a brutal slave-plantation in Virginia in 1818. Slaves were prohibited from education but he self-taught himself to read and write before escaping.  He became a writer and a leader of the anti-abolitionist […]

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