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Updated: 03/23/2013 10:22:01AM

Women struggled early for their First Amendment rights

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By MAURINE BEASLEY

Guest Columnist

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As we celebrate Women’s History month, we should pay homage to a resolute group of women who deserve recognition during Sunshine Week, another March event. Sunshine Week calls attention to journalists who courageously brought to light information that governmental and other authorities prefer to keep hidden.

Their notable ranks include women who have insisted for nearly two centuries on their right to cover the nation’s capital in spite of prejudice against their gender.

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