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Entries by Kate Kelly from 03/2011

Women's History Month: Female Firsts

| Posted 03.01.2011 | Politics

I started keeping a running list of some notable years when certain gender barriers were broken, and when I looked back I found that the list itself provided a fascinating snapshot of our country.

Comics of the Past: Appreciated on Many Levels

| Posted 03.03.2011 | Education

Fifty years ago, parents outright discouraged children from reading comics because they "took up time that could be used reading real literature." But children knew all along that comics had value.

The Triangle Factory Fire Centennial and Why It Matters Today

| Posted 03.08.2011 | New York

One hundred years ago, 146 young immigrant workers died in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire. The value of the past is learning to avoid mistakes of the future. We need to listen; we need to remember.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship that Changed the World

| Posted 03.16.2011 | Books

Penny Colman's new book tells a compelling story for readers. Colman also masterfully presents the facts, focusing on the friendship of two of the leaders of the suffrage movement.

Six Surprising Facts About St. Patrick's Day

| Posted 03.17.2011 | New York

St. Patrick's Day is an American holiday -- the first St. Patrick's Day parade took place in the United States on March 17, 1762.

New Documentary on Triangle Fire to Air Tonight on HBO

| Posted 03.21.2011 | New York

"Triangle: Remembering the Fire" brings the 1911 story to life partly by interspersing period film and photographs with narration by descendants of Triangle workers.

Major Quilt Exhibit Sponsored by American Folk Art Museum Opens in NYC

| Posted 03.23.2011 | New York

At a time when women did not have the right to vote, a quilt supporting a political viewpoint was as close as women would come to being able to have a political voice.