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From the National Women’s History Museum: On March 27, 1912, two Japanese cherry trees were planted along the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., by First Lady Helen Herron Taft and the wife of the Japanese ambassador, Viscountess Chinda. Because of the tragedy in Japan this year, this takes on a special significance. The idea was a fulfillment of a long campaign by photographer and travel writer Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore.

Also, the ACLU is maintaining a blog for Women’s History Month that you can read here. The entries deal with discrimination in the workforce, street harassment, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, religious freedom, prison rape, basketball, juries and more. They are all personal stories that the ACLU has helped support, and make for fascinating reading.

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