Museum exhibits the fight for rights

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Women’s Suffrage Procession in Washington D.C., March 3, 1913. George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress

Fighting for rights and equality under the law is never easy and can be life-threatening. Two new exhibits at the Brandywine River Museum of Art focus on two such struggles. Votes for Women: A Visual History, runs through June 7 and Witness to History: The Selma Photography of Stephen Somerstein runs through June 14. Amanda Burdan, who curated Votes for Women, is clear on what…

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Mind Matters: Grief revisited

I sit at a college in Massachusetts, staring out the window at a stand of lodgepole pines. Students, staff, tread the paved walkways cleared of snow. I am here because a young woman athlete named Grace died in a car crash. Some of her rowing crewmates are still in a Florida hospital, hopefully healing from their injuries. The local Boston papers have reported sudden deaths…

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