December Dates in
to you by Susan
- Dec 1, 1955
day of the trial of Rosa Parks for refusing to give up
her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
Also the first day of the Montgomery Bus boycott, called to end
bus segregation and in recognition of the Rosa Parks trial
- Dec 2, 1980
Maryknoll nuns murdered in El Salvador
by right-wing death squads.
- Dec 3, 1842
Birth of Ellen Swallow
Richards, chemist and domestic scientist.
- Dec 5, 1784 Death of Phillis Wheatley, a freed slave
who learned Greek and Latin, became a poet, and wowed English
royalty. Wheatley proved equal intellectual capacity of
African-Americans to a country that wanted and needed to
believe that black people were intellectually inferior.
- Dec 6 National Day of Remembrance and Action on
Violence Against Women (Canada), in memory of the 1989
Montreal murder of 14 women murdered in an anti-woman hate
- Dec 10, 1948 United Nations International Human
- Dec 10, 1931
Jane Addams, a founder Hull House
in Chicago and president of the Women's International League
for Peace and Freedom, won the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Dec 11, 1946 Founding of UNICEF (United Nations
- Dec 30, 1995 Two women were killed in Brookline, MA,
in just one in a series of anti-choice attacks on reproductive
- Dec 31 New Year's Eve, Feast of Hestia,
Goddess of the hearth fire.