Presidents’ Day – Holidays 

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22.

The suffragette story

Emmeline Pankhurst (above, with her daughters) in 1913. She led the suffragette movement, was arrested repeatedly and force fed when she went on hunger strike. Emmeline lived until June 1928 and lived long enough to see women get equal voting rights to men.(Image: Tom Marshall/mediadrumworld.com) https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/what-did-the-suffragettes-do-for-you/p05x6040

The International Vision of John Willis Menard, First African-American Elected to Congress

Although he was denied his seat in the House, John Willis Menard (1838-1893) continued his political activism with the goal of uniting people across the Western Hemisphere. via The International Vision of John Willis Menard, First African-American Elected to Congress — History | Smithsonian