In 1799, the gold that would drive a nation west to
California still glistened in the streams and hid beneath rocks and mud. It
went largely unnoticed and would continue to be for another 50 years, when a
mad call west echoed throughout the country. The original “gold rush” – which conjures
up images of miners and ghost towns of the American West– took place a lot
earlier than most think.
Angela Davis, prominent activist known for her commitment to combating forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad, shows her support for the fight against the forced closure of Aboriginal communities in Australia.
Image credits: Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities in Australia Facebook page
Victoria Woodhull was the first female candidate for President of the United States in 1872 for the Equal Rights Party. An activist for women’s rights and labor reforms & an advocate of free love, by which she meant the freedom to marry, divorce, & bear children without govt interference.