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  • Originally published 10/20/2015

    White House is searching for the origins of women’s rights

    White House chief technology officer Megan Smith on Wednesday launched a nationwide search for the original "Declaration of Sentiments," the document signed in July 1848 at the Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y..

  • Originally published 08/30/2015

    'Sexist' Paris streets renamed in the name of feminism

    A feminist organization has changed the street signs of a Paris neighbourhood so that they bear women's names instead, protesting the lack of streets in the city named after famous female figures.

  • Originally published 08/06/2015

    Poll: Americans want Eleanor Roosevelt on $10 bill

    In the weeks since the U.S. Treasury announced it would put a woman on the newly redesigned $10 bill, Americans have changed their mind about who they think should be the first woman to be featured on paper currency in more than a century.

  • Originally published 08/04/2015

    Year of the Woman

    In the fall of 1973, a documentary following women’s rights proponents at the 1972 Democratic Convention played at a small Greenwich Village theater to crowds wrapping around the block. But after a limited run, the film disappeared for more than 40 years.

  • Originally published 07/29/2015

    Novels About Real-Life Women Are Saving Forgotten History

    Women have, throughout history, been secondary—often recorded (if at all) as complementary, or as muse to man’s genius. But now, as modern societies are re-appraising the value of women, so too are books evolving to match.

  • Originally published 07/18/2015

    The 1970s Feminist Heroine and Who She Left Behind

    Bruce Chadwick

    Whatever happened to all of the firebrand 1970s freedom-now feminists who filled the covers of the news magazines? What happened when the photographers went away? It's the plot of a new play.

  • Originally published 04/29/2015

    Linda Kerber is retiring

    Linda K. Kerber

    Now she has to figure out what to do with all her books and papers.

  • Originally published 03/19/2015

    March is National Women’s History Month

    The 2015 (NWHM) Honorees were chosen for their pioneering leadership and accomplishments in researching and sharing the details of women's lives.

  • Originally published 03/18/2015

    Spoof: Great Women of History (And Their Husbands)

    Host Peter Carlisle presents key women in history (and the husbands that made them who they are) in this collection of the popular Saturday Morning Special from 1987, the year of the first ever Women's History Month.

  • Originally published 10/21/2014

    GOP senators ripped for blocking museum

    House champions of legislation to jump-start the creation a women’s history museum in the nation’s capital are upping the pressure on Senate conservatives who are blocking the proposal in the upper chamber.