The above linked article tells the history of Women’s history month. It started out as only a week, and after that, it had to be declared every year, until it was finally recognized as always being in March. It’s a nice article to read, and I recommend it highly.
In one of my reading groups, I saw a question about the Kindle in the UK. I tried to answer it, but I realized that the answer was different for UK Kindle users than in the US. I didn’t answer the question, but I found that another blogger did. Her answer linked back to her blog post from August, 2018.
She is a Filipino woman living in the UK. Her adventures are fun to read. I plan on following the blog for a while, just to see what the differences between the US and the UK are. I’ve linked the blog’s URL above.
There are several shows being faired featured on PBS for women’s history month. The above link shows several of the shows. They show Josephine Baker, Hedy Lamarr, and many others. The lineup is worth checking out.
There are 28 days in February, which is Black history month. The above linked article shows a fact a day for the month. I know it’s a little late in the month, but the facts are short and worth reading.
I figured that since I haven’t done a lot for black history month this year, I should at least mention it. We are already almost through the month.
I was limited this year because not as much is available from the library. I usually check out a few dozen books and go for it. I’ve been sticking with longer books and books that are available on Kindle and audiobook.
I hope to pick it up again next year. I did a few movies, but I’m slow at writing them up. February isn’t long enough.
These aren’t my words, but the film and the post are worth sharing. Jon Leonoudakis is sharing this along with his friend, Ron Rapaport, who interviewed Jackie Robinson toward the end of his life. The above short video is worth watching. Below is the post from Facebook, announcing that viewing will be free for the rest of the month of February, 2021.
“HONORING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: MY SHORT FILM, “JACKIE ROBINSON: A LION IN WINTER.”
For the rest of the month, I’m presenting free access to my 2017 film about Jackie Robinson near the end of his life in a story told by my good friend, writer/journalist Ron Rapoport, who initially wrote this story for the Los Angeles Times in 1972.
The film runs 9 minutes and shares a poignant and insightful story about an American pioneer and warrior for social justice.”