Today in 1898: Ida Wells-Barnett, a journalist, speaker and advocate for suffrage, writes to President William McKinley requesting federal action against those who lynched the U.S. Postmaster of Lake City, South Carolina.
Though the federal government had previously refused to involve itself with the thousands of lynchings, leaving them to be dealt with at the state level, Ms. Wells-Barnett insisted that a postmaster’s murder was a federal matter.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, Rock County Progressives host an educational forum on Voter Suppression in Wisconsin. Speakers are Analiese Eicher from One Wisconsin Now and One Wisconsin Institute, and Representative Debra Kolste of the 44th district. This is tonight at 6pm at Basics Food Cooperative, 1711 Lodge Drive in Janesville. This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics. More info at rockcountyprogressives.org.
The Havens Center Visiting Speakers Program presents Wolfgang Streeck, Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany, for two lectures. Today’s lecture is “‘The Fiscal Crisis of the State, Revisited,” at 4pm in room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive. Tomorrow, Streeck’s lecture is “‘Has Capitalism Seen Its Day?,” at 4pm in room 8417 Social Science, 1180 Observatory Drive. Both lectures are free and open to the public. For more info, call 262-1420.
Tomorrow is “2052: A Global Forecast for the Next 40 Years,” a presentation by Dr. Richard Steeves, UW-Madison Radiation Oncology Faculty and International Crane Foundation Board Member. Steeves will discuss the global treatise of Norwegian professor Jorgen Randers. This free event is tomorrow at 5:30pm at 330 Femrite Drive in Monona. Call 608-216-9373 for more info.