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Nancy Sinatra: These Boots Are Made for Walking

With so many possibilities, I decided to use the themes of Fierce Grace: Jeannette Rankin as the themes of my “Song of the Day.” Women’s rights. Civil rights. Women’s suffrage. Pacifism. And a whole lot of Fierce Grace.

Given that the third song of the cycle is titled “10,000 Go-Go Boots” (text by Kimberly Reed, music by Laura Kaminsky), how could I NOT include this iconic song recorded by Nancy Sinatra? In 1966, Nancy made her boots for walkin’, and in 1968, Jeannette stepped, stepped, stepped to the Capitol to protest the war in Vietnam, surrounded by the boots of another generation.

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