Today in 1920: American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, is founded by Roger Baldwin, Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin, labor leaders Rose Schneiderman and Duncan McDonald, Rabbi Judah Magnes, and others.
The ACLU was organized to protect the rights guaranteed in the the Constitution, particularly the Bill of Rights. Prior to this, the first ten amendments had not been enforced.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Next weekend is the 26th Annual Folk Ball Festival featuring Yuli Yordanov, with dances of Bulgaria and the Balkans. This is January 24th through the 26th at the UW Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street. For a full schedule of performances and more, visit madfolkball.org.
Wisconsin Women of Style, on exhibit now through March 29th at the Wisconsin Historical Museum, showcases the most spectacular and historically significant garments and gowns from the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society and Mount Mary University Historic Costume Collection. The exhibit tells the story of both the dresses, rarely displayed due to their fragile nature, and the women that wore them. The Wisconsin Historical Museum is located at 30 North Carroll Street and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 4 pm. There is a small admission donation requested. For more info, call 608-264-6555, or visit wisconsinhistoricalmuseum.org.
Home Health United is now providing Hospice services in Dane, Rock and portions of surrounding counties. Home Health United is owned by a network of hospitals in southern Wisconsin and has been trusted for three decades in local communities. For more info, visit homehealthunited.org.