"On Thursday, July 20, 1848, at the morning session on the second day of the First Women's Rights Convention, sixty-eight women signed the Declaration of Sentiments under the heading, 'Firmly relying upon the final triumph of the Right and the True, we do this day affix our signatures to this declaration.'
Thirty-two men signed the Declaration of Sentiments under the heading '...the gentlemen present in favor of this new movement.'"
-- from nps.gov, "Signers of the Declaration of Sentiments"
It was not until 1920 that the United States of America allowed its women to vote. "More than 150 years later," Kristen reminds us yesterday, "and we are still fighting" for equality of women with men.
"Today is 20 July, an important day for us personally, but a more important day in history. This was the day in 1944 when a group of army officers decided it was time to act against Hitler."
-- from Jane, "A passing thought on the 20th July"
It was not until the next year that Adolf Hitler was no longer the dictator of one of the most brutal regimes in history. But neo-nazi racism is not dead yet.
Here is a list of the 68 women and 32 men who publicly acted and signed The Declaration of Sentiments:
Here is a list of the 3 women and 184 men who secretly acted and attempted to overthrow Hitler:
Would you have been as brave as these women and men on July 20th? Will you be? Can you act against discriminations against women? Can you oppose sexisms around you? Can you fight racists and racisms?