At a time when America is beginning to realize that it lags far behind many other countries in electing women to positions of political leadership, it is appropriate to consider the long, dark history of women’s suffrage in our nation.
The 6th Regiment U.S. Colored Troop was organized near Philadelphia in 1863. Fifty-two of the 1,272 members of the 6th Regiment were born in New Jersey. The regiment took part in crucial engagements in Petersburg and Richmond, but its greatest battle was at New Market Heights.
The year 2003 marked the 100th anniversary of three of the best-known makes of automobiles in the United States: Cadillac, Buick and Ford.