Tag Archives: Democracy

2017: How Dogs Vote

African wild dogs vote by sneezing: African wild dogs exhibit dominant-directed group living and take part in stereotyped social rallies: high energy greeting ceremonies that occur before collective movements. Not all rallies result in collective movements, for reasons that are … Continue reading

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1955: Septima Poinsette Clark

After being fired from her job as a teacher for refusing to renounce her membership in the NAACP, Septima Clark became the Director of Education at the famous Highlander Center in Tennessee—a training school for civil rights activists and trade … Continue reading

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1996: How Buffalo Vote

Dutch ecologist H. H. T. Prins describes how he first came to realize that buffalo vote to determine which direction the herd should move to find grazing land: Let me first describe what takes place when a buffalo herd in … Continue reading

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1875: An Absolute Democracy

The notion has always very generally prevailed that the queen of the bees is an absolute ruler, and issues her royal orders to willing subjects. Hence Napoleon the First sprinkled the symbolic bees over the imperial mantle that bore the … Continue reading

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1965: Freedom Highway

Spider Martin: Jim Letherer on the Selma to Montgomery voting rights march in 1965. Letherer was a civil rights activist from Saginaw, Michigan. He lost a leg to bone cancer as a boy, and it was his own experience growing … Continue reading

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1884: Joseph Arch’s Hands

Born the son of a farmworker, Joseph Arch started work at the age of nine—first as a crow-scarer, then as a plough-boy. Eventually, he mastered a range of skills that allowed him to move around the Midlands and South Wales, … Continue reading

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1910: Suffragette Madonnas

     The message of these anti-suffrage postcards is that if women have the right to vote, society will be turned upsidedown and men will become feminized, forced to do the women’s work of taking care of babies—how horrible! Although these … Continue reading

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