Suffragists march down Fifth Avenue in New York City on October 1917, displaying placards containing the signatures of over one million New York women demanding the right to vote. (New York Times photo archive via Wikimedia)
We inherit not only our genes, but also our ancestors’ experiences. They come to us through belief systems, traditions, or family dynamics. Many of their experiences were the result of the social and political developments of the time. Learning about this aspect of our family history will increase our understandings of ourselves, of how societies operate, and of how humans cope, survive, and blossom.
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If you are eager to know more about your family history – if you are concerned about peace and social justice – you’ll find something of value here.