In a letter dated March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams writes to her husband, John Adams, urging him and the other members of the Continental Congress not to forget about the nation’s women when fighting for America’s independence from Great Britain.
The future First Lady wrote in part, “I long to hear that you have declared an independency. And, by the way, in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.”
Nearly 150 years before the House of Representatives voted to pass the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, Adams letter was a private first step in the fight for equal rights for women. Recognized and admired as a formidable woman in her own right, the union of Abigail and John Adams persists as a model of mutual respect and affection; they have since been referred to as “America’s first power couple.” Their correspondence of over 1,000 letters written between 1762 and 1801 remains in the Massachusetts Historical Society and continues to give historians a unique perspective on domestic and political life during the revolutionary era.
Abigail bore six children, of whom five survived. Abigail and John’s eldest son, John Quincy Adams, served as the sixth president of the United States. Only two women, Abigail Adams and Barbara Bush, have been both wives and mothers of American presidents.
Henry Louis Gates Jr., being interviewed in his home in Cambridge, Mass., in 2008.
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So, we’re on day 9 of Black History Month. February, the shortest month has been filled with stories, documentaries, and information regarding the people experiencing life as African Americans. The ever-present and the unfortunate increase of incidences of living while Black happened to Professor Gates in 2009; the charges may have been dismissed and Professor Gates may have agreed to sign off on a piece of paper or some kind of waiver … but we all know the PR lady and her department made arrangements for a press conference and on national tv she stated that they firmly believed the actions the police took were justified… was an awful decision least we talk about what did take place
There were reports that 6 officers were dispatched to Professors Gates property … 6?
questions still abound … why didn’t they know who lives in their police district? his home is in an affluent college neighborhood and as an Affluent Professor, he should have privileges … was it a disgruntled neighbor or someone driving by? Whoever it was, the dispatch has an obligation and should have taken time to find out who lived there and told the police to act accordingly. Unfortunately, this behavior is historic and horrific especially when the person in question is Black … Professor Gates arrest was a way to show him who was in charge and in control.
Jeans – I prefer skinnies but do not forget to include Levis’ (boyfriend jeans ~ buy 501’s) my fav since forever
Tights(dance) for winter or Jeggings they are thick
Black Velvet cigarette and Tuxedo pants
my fav LBD is by Ann Taylor
Skirts of all lengths
Pumps, Flats, Sneaks and Boots
Scarfs ,Hats, leather gloves
Basic Black Pants –High Waist, Fitted & Trousers
Outerwear: Trench(s) Cardigan(s), Parka and Leather in a colour of your choice, get a Moto&bomber & Blazers
A dress shirt/blouse:Crisp White, Black , a soft Beige &Boat Neck tops and denim Shirts – tunics are it
Camisoles & Chunky Sweaters, Turtle Necks
Your closet of Dress(s) should include some colourful Sheaths you can also wear over a fitted blouse or top and sweater
i love cross body bags …but having a big bag is good as well
The not so plain White T when teamed up with so many things! like: under a Suit, tops off Cut Offs and or a high Waist Skirts or Pants
oh and a great lipcolour /balm – my favourite is Neutrogena – anything by Neutrogena
First posted in 2012