Change — the big, earth-moving, tectonic sort of change — rarely happens quickly.
Moving mountains takes time, not to mention considerable effort and a great deal of energy. There is opposition, friction and the terrible weight of mass to overcome, and progress is not always easy to see. It’s not for the weak-willed or meek of spirit.
That’s a constant in the story of these United States, the grand journey which began when the first European settlers came to these shores — right here in Virginia — continued to the Declaration of Independence and the framing of the Constitution — written in large part by Virginians — and extends to our present day struggles over equality.
And it is especially clear in the women’s suffrage movement.