Our #SpotlightSunday is suffragist Laura de Force Gordon, who died #OTD in 1907. Gordon, a lawyer and newspaper publisher, used her position to gain support for women's suffrage. Read about Gordon in the @nytimes #Overlooked obituaries series.
#HappyBirthday to Maya Angelou. Before she passed, Maya Angelou used her platform to advocate on matters like voting & civil rights. #DidYouKnow Angelou's poem "And Still I Rise" inspired #AndStilIIVote, a national call to action to overcome discriminatory barriers to voting. https://t.co/9De5Oz0sst