Catholic Worker crusader Dorothy Day with her prison dress [covered with autographs!] On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate. Arriving at a rural workhouse, the women were roughly handled. The women responded with a hunger strike. Finally they were freed by presidential order.
This part of American History cannot be forgotten nor ignored. There has been compensation and conversations in reguards to the Native Americans, Jewish, and Japenese people that America felt responsible for it's poor actions (or lack there of) and mistakes, feeling obligated to award financial benefits. Why is this "The Black Holocaust" and it's decendents not properly recognized?
More great photos from Melbourne's past, this time from the 1950s, in the Herald Sun. http://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/s-melbourne-photos-give-a-revealing-insight-into-everyday-life-in-melbourne-in-the-1950s/story-fnii5sms-1226955225651 1953: Swinging high above a street, rigger Jack Farley directs his invisible crane driver