NOVEMBER 14 — FLORA TRISTAN
Great French feminist and socialist theorist, writer.
NOVEMBER 14 HOLIDAYS AND FESIVALS
Inuit ASKING FESTIVAL. On the first day young people blacken their faces
and make the rounds collecting food for the next day’s feast. At the
feast men and women ask each other for coveted possessions,
which are turned over. After a large percentage of village
property has changed hands, everyone dances.
ALSO ON NOVEMBER 14 IN HISTORY…
1831 — German Idealist philosopher G. W. F. Hegel dies, Berlin, Germany.
1843 — French feminist and socialist Flora Tristan dies.
1889 — American feminist journalist Nellie Bly sets out to circle the world.
1925 — Surrealist art exhibit opens in Paris, causing great scandal.
1938 — All Jews are expelled from German colleges as Nazis consolidate power.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective.