Square dance calling — the spoken instructions said over the music — makes participation easy. But there are other aspects — like the prevalence of gendered language such as “ladies and gents” — that can make square dancing an unwelcoming or confusing space. One group of friends in the Appalachian square dance scene are taking action to make the tradition more welcoming for all participants.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
In 2020, communities across the country made plans to celebrate the centennial of the 19th amendment and the expansion of voting rights to women. The COVID-19 pandemic put an end to those plans but now, the West Virginia Suffragist Memorial Committee is asking the public to help create a permanent celebration of the historic event.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The public has a chance to give input on a new memorial to honor West Virginia suffragists to be displayed on the state capitol grounds.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
One hundred years ago, women won the right to vote. The activists who led West Virginia’s suffrage movement faced more than sexism. Despite political…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
One hundred years ago, women won the right to vote.As early as 1867, Samuel Young, a minister and state senator from Pocahontas county, introduced a…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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