Happy International Women’s Day! The 2018 campaign theme is #PressforProgress. This has never held more importance thanks to the recent momentum of movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp. March 8 marks a day to accelerate gender equality. Over 1 million people supported the first International Women’s Day over a century ago. This century-old tradition celebrates the achievements of women.
March 2, 1836 is an important day in Texas history. It marks when Texas Independence was achieved from Mexico. The 1836 Texas Revolution continued until April 21, 1836 because Mexico refused to acknowledge Texas independence.
1847 Harris County case Emeline, a free person of color v. Jesse P. Bolls highlights a monumental legal victory. Emeline came to Houston as a free woman in the early 1840s, where she and her sons were forced back into slavery by Jesse P. Bolls. They remained Bolls’ slaves for the 18-month duration of the case. She was an illiterate, biracial woman and made the bold decision to take legal action to sue her slaveowner.