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Part II: 19th Amendment Centennial 4,000 years and counting

To put the suffrage movement in perspective, a brief review of the historical discrimination of half the world’s population is helpful.

Ironically, we begin with the areas of the world known as the “Cradles of Civilization.”

The Hebrew Tribe of Levi was the first to record laws subjugating women, approximately 4,000 years ago. Before then women were in equal or elevated positions as doctors, rulers, legislators, business leaders traders and economists.

2,000 years later the new Christian religion accepted the old Hebrew testament texts and incorporated women’s lessened status, as did Mohammed...


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