Author Name : ReneeDavis

Remembering Medgar Evers and the Twenty-Four Hours that Changed the Civil Rights Movement

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  In a little over a twenty-four hour period from June 11, 1963 to June 12, 1963 a significant shift in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States happened. During this time period of a little more than twenty-four hours three separate incidents occurred that propelled the Civil Rights Movement forward and garnered more support for the movement and became a turning point in the fight f...


The Ripple Effect – Iris’ Story

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It took years before I could share my story with others but when I did I discovered I was not alone. My main goal in sharing my story was to let other women who had been raped to know they were not alone either. Every 107 seconds, another American is sexually assaulted in our country 44% of those assaulted are under the age of 18 About 2/3 of assaults are committed by someone known to the ...


Women’s History and Feminism – Addressing the Elephant in the Room

Elephant In The Room

Women’s History has only become a serious academic area of research in the last several decades. In the public it has been a shorter time than that. Sure we all grew up learning about Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, Amelia Earhart, and Eleanor Roosevelt but even the stories of those women’s lives were not very well examined until more recently. There is a complaint within t...


What Did She Do to Make IT Happen? I Was Walking to My Car

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New Orleans is a city of beauty, culture, and diversity. There is a dark side to it though. Amidst the crowds of tourists and locals there are those predators who wander the street. In a Rape Culture some always ask “what was she doing to cause IT to happen?” Well, these women weren’t doing anything. Some were walking down the street, some stopped in a local watering hole and met what seemed...


My Country is on Life Support and the Prognosis Is Not Good

Resuscitating Uncle Sam

Yesterday was one of the most emotionally charged days for me that I have had in a long time. I sat here behind my laptop screen crying and enraged about the SCOTUS ruling inviting corporations and the 1% to take over more of our government and elected officials. Make no mistake about it - this has been coming and in the plans for decades. These corporations don't care one damn about the PEOPLE of...


I Have A PHD From the School of Hard Knocks

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I first met this incredible woman in 2013. Our friendship was not a long one but she touched my life in many ways. She sent me a friend request at the first of the year, and as I went to look at her page before accepting that friend request, I knew this woman was someone special. Her smile on her profile pic was one of the friendliest smiles I had seen in a long time. What really made me think she...


Dear Jane Doe of Steubenville

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Dear Jane Doe of Steubenville, I know that right now you may not think that life will ever get better. I know that you may think you will never have the life you dreamed of before this happened. No matter what just know this - you are not alone. There are millions of us in this country. There are billions of us in the world. We once were Rape Victims and with time and healing we have become sur...


Womens Radio- Giving Women & All People A Greater Voice

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  Pat Lynch of Womens Radio interviewed Karen Teegarden, CEO/President, and Renee Davis, Exec. Vice-President of Programs, about UniteWomen.org co-hosting the Suffrage Centennial Celebration with the National Women’s History Museum and Sewall-Belmont House & Museum in Washington, DC on March 1-3. In addition, the interview highlights who UniteWomen.org is, what our goals are, the pro...


Suffrage Centennial Celebration – Honoring the Women Who Made History

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      UNITEWOMEN.ORG ANNOUNCES SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION   Washington, D.C. - UniteWomen.org, a non-partisan national women’s rights organization, is honored to be co- hosting the Suffrage Centennial Celebration—in Washington, D.C. the weekend of March 1-3, 2013—with the National Women’s History Museum and Sewall-Belmont House & Museum. This historic weekend of...


Good-Bye GOP

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Last Presidential election it was about making history. I cried that night because finally America cast aside its prejudice and racism and voted for a man, not based on his skin color, but on who he was as a man. I was so proud, so grateful that in my lifetime I saw the struggles of my parent’s generation fighting for civil rights and equality come to fruition. On Nov. 6th I know there will...


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