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The Evolution of Georgia - from my Gramma to Stacey Abrams

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The author (L) and her 100-year-old grandmother (R) i 1994
The author (L) and her 100-year-old grandmother (R) i 1994
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Today is my grandmother's birthday...she was born in Atlanta, GA in 1894. She was 26 years old -- married, and a mother -- before she was allowed to vote. And tonight, on her birthday, Progressive gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has won the Democratic Primary in Georgia, and stands a great chance of being elected the first female governor of that state - which would also make her the first black female governor in the US! Abrams is the former Georgia state House minority leader.

My grandmother was pretty old school, I'm not so sure she'd be as happy about this turn of events as I am. But wow, what a difference a century makes. Progress may seem slow, but benchmarks like this show there is progress being made.

Congratulations, Stacey!

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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