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Charles Schultz and the Peanuts Gang

Remember back in the day when you read newspapers, you come across the Sunday comics? Of those
comics, you may be familiar with Peanuts, consisting of iconic characters such as Snoopy and Charlie
Brown. It all started back on October 2, 1950, where three kids, Charlie Brown, Patty, and Shermy,
appeared on the funny pages of seven newspapers. All of this is made possible by the creator, Charles
M. Schultz.
 
Schultz is first nicknamed “Sparky,” named after the horse Spark Plug from the comic strip, Barney

The Civil Rights Movement: A History through Buttons

Pinback buttons have a long political history. The earliest buttons and badges were used in political campaigns, a tradition that has continued into the 21st century, cementing the pinback button as a staple of political symbolism and activist ideology. Because they are inexpensive to produce, pinback buttons are considered a cheap and effective way to advertise for a political cause while allowing activists to quickly identify fellow members. Buttons offer the wearer a sense of engagement while acting as a visual symbol that the wearers are fighting for a cause.

The Suffrage Movement

The Women’s Suffrage Movement lasted for over 70 years. Major contributors fought for women’s rights on state-to-state and national level. Well-known contributors include Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Julia Ward Howe. While these women originally formed two groups that opposed each other, they eventually joined to create the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA). Not long after the NWSA was formed, Western states began to grant women the right to vote. However, the Eastern and Southern states resisted.