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The District of Columbia 1862 Emancipation Law

Posted by: Margaret Wood

The following is a guest post by James Martin, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. This year most U.S. taxpayers have two additional days to file their Federal income tax returns.  This extension was granted because April 15 fell on a Sunday, a non-business day, and April 16, Emancipation Day, is …

Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin: Ojibwe Lawyer and Suffragist

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

This Women’s History Month, we look back to women who worked to advance women’s suffrage. One such notable figure is Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin, who worked to advance the rights of Native peoples and women, particularly Indigenous women.   Born in 1863 in Pembina, North Dakota as a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of …