Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Women's Day

Schools are closed today! Today is National Women's Day in South Africa. 

Women's Day celebrates the group of women who decided to march on the Union Buildings in 1956. During apartheid, the black citizens were not allowed to move around without a pass. This was to ensure population control. 

The women decided to march to end the pass laws.

They were successful!

I think this day sets a great example for working together to create change. Girls and boys need to be aware of the fight that the generations before them fought. 

America should take a day off to celebrate Women's Suffrage.

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