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The Long Drive for Women’s Suffrage: Using Chronicling America to Explore the Time and Place of an Unfolding Event

Posted by: Danna Bell

One hundred years ago next month, Alice Burke and Nell Richardson began a journey across the United States to promote women’s right to vote. Following their route can allow students to learn about them and their journey while also revealing more about the suffragist movement and women in the United States a century ago.

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Multimedia Moment: A Mystery Sparked by a Century-Old Film

Posted by: Danna Bell

In my first Multimedia Moment post, I focused on the action in actuality street scenes. One of the films, the 1897 Edison film Corner of Madison and State Streets, Chicago, showed people walking across the street with large signs that appeared to be advertisements. I instantly wanted to know what was written on the signs.