Radical Protests Propelled the Suffrage Movement. Here’s How a New Museum Captures That History
A prison employee named Irma Clifton was instrumental in preserving the site's legacy as the place where suffrage picketers in Washington DC were incarcerated, beaten and tortured in 1917.
Suffragists' Work Didn't End in 1920
by Mary Henold
Women of color and their allies truly won the right to vote for all American women not in 1920, but in 1965, with the passage of the Voting Rights Act.
SOURCE: New York Times
Ida, Maya, Rosa, Harriet: The Power in Our Names
by Martha S. Jones
Among black women, names passed down represent the preservation of the memory and history of struggles for freedom. The author's name reflects those struggles at the intimate scale of family.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Mary Pratt, Southpaw Pitcher in a Pioneering Women’s Baseball League, Dies at 101
Ms. Pratt, who died May 6 at 101, was one of the first members of the Rockford Peaches, a powerhouse Illinois team formed in 1943 and immortalized in director Penny Marshall’s sports comedy “A League of Their Own.”
Frances Perkins: The Unsung Creator of U.S. Social Security
Author Kristin Downey covered Social Security for years, which has driven her to correct the tendency to overlook Frances Perkins's key contributions to the most important social welfare program in America.
A Brief History of Women's Fight to Wear Pants
The reasons that Western societies have devised for barring women from covering each leg individually have often fallen back on appeals to tradition and values.
SOURCE: NY Times
Waking Up to History
by Margaret Renkl
At new museums, the past is finally becoming more than the story of men and wars.
Lots of People Won New Rights in the 1960s, but Not College Women Athletes
by John Thelin
Although the 1960s has been celebrated as a period of concern for equity and social justice, colleges showed scant concern for women as student-athletes.
You’ve Heard of Eric Schneiderman. You Should Know About Rose Schneiderman.
by Jennifer Scanlon
She’s the Schneiderman who championed women’s rights in the 20th century.
SOURCE: Press Release
Historian tells the forgotten story of America’s first female Egyptologist
Missouri University's Kathleen Sheppard painstakingly spent two years transcribing the scholar's letters.
Women are making the classics their own
by Emily Wilson
Now, at long last, we are beginning to see an outpouring of translations of Greek and Latin texts by women.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
The Invisible Labor of Women’s Studies
by Noël Duan
Many elite universities relegate the degree program to second-class status.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
The Woman Card
by Jill Lepore
How feminism and antifeminism created Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
This hashtag is highlighting the black women written out of history
The hashtag #BlackWomensHistoryMonth is highlighting women who have contributed greatly to American history, but are rarely given credit.
SOURCE: Deseret News
Mormon women's history "at a crossroads"
Keith Erekson, director of the Church History Library, says Mormon women are finally being put back into history
SOURCE: Open Democracy
US Presidential race: the feminist generation gap
by Ruth Rosen
Why is there strong support for Bernie Sanders from young feminists and a tepid response to Hillary Rodham Clinton, a lifelong feminist? Why has a feminist generational gap emerged in 2016?
SOURCE: The Daily Orange
Syracuse professor has impersonated women’s movement leaders for 38 years
Sally Roesch Wagner said the appeal of the impersonation for students is the ability to engage firsthand with the material.
SOURCE: Toronto Star
Women to appear on Canadian dollar bill
A historian has been writing letters to politicians, Bank of Canada governors for years saying it is unacceptable not to have a female figure on the bills.
SOURCE: Huffington Post
Historian Thomas Foster says we desperately need a national women’s history museum
by Thomas A. Foster
"My new book, Women in Early America , features 11 new essays by leading historians, all of which testify to the remarkable lives that we are still only just beginning to uncover."
SOURCE: The White House
President Obama proclaims March Women’s History Month
"During Women's History Month, we remember the trailblazers of the past, including the women who are not recorded in our history books."
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