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Founded by Villagers, the ACLU Remains Vital to Our Society

In the years following World War I, Americans feared communist infiltration of our country following the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. As we continue to see today, when fear outweighs rational debate, civil liberties pay the price.

Suffragette City

Today we look back on a critical milestone in the health of our democracy and a red letter day for the State of New York. The achievement of full voting rights for women in New York State came three years

The ACLU: Hope for uncertain times

Uncertain times bring a certain amount of anxiety.  Concern about the future of our basic constitutional rights is something many of us are currently feeling. While the new era of political discourse has raised the specter of silencing citizens, it

Village People: Crystal Eastman

(This post is part of a series called Village People: A Who’s Who of Greenwich Village, which will explore some of this intern’s favorite Village people and stories.) Crystal Eastman was born to two Congregationalist ministers in Massachusetts, before the

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