One Family’s Trip Through the History of U.S. Racism

Little did I know when we set out on the trip that the scab of racial hatred would be torn off once again this summer over Confederate statues. Uncannily, we found ourselves in southern locales that frighteningly mirror the past with events of the present.

WATCH: Billie Jean King Looks Back on the “Battle of the Sexes”

In a new video, Billie Jean King looks back on how her historic match against Bobby Riggs—dubbed the “Battle of the Sexes” and now the subject of a feature film of the same name—changed women’s lives, and her own.

Live-Blogging Women’s History: The Battle of the Sexes

Billie Jean King’s rout of Bobby Riggs tonight was a major triumph for women in sports, and for the revitalized feminist movement itself.

Rest in Power: Remembering Marriage Equality Champion Edith Windsor

Edith Windsor, LGBTQ and civil rights activist, died at 88 in Manhattan on Tuesday. Her landmark Supreme Court case led to the striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act—making marriage equality the law of the land.

Remembering Kate Millett

Dr. Kate Millett, a groundbreaking feminist writer, artist and activist, died this week in Paris at 82.

How Our Fierce Feminist Grandmothers Fought to Claim Their Space

They learned how to verbalize their resistance to hecklers and harassers. They learned to submit, punch, kick and fight back against sexual assailants. Most importantly, they learned that they had the right to stand up, speak up and physically claim their own space.

The Untold Story of a Feminist Legend: DOLORES Sheds New Light on an Activist Icon

A new, award-winning documentary finally tells the story of Dolores Huerta’s life-long fight for justice and equality.

From the Salem Witch Trials to Desiree Fairooz: On the Criminalization of Female Laughter

In January, Desiree Fairooz was arrested for laughing during Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing. It seems ridiculous—but her indictment is not without precedent.

100 Years Ago, The South Elected Its First Woman Mayor

In 1916, 33-year-old widow Marian Newhall Horwitz made the difficult decision to leave her affluent Philadelphia life behind and move to frontier Florida.

Remembering Sheila Michaels, Champion of “Ms.” and Equality

Michaels, who passed away on June 22, was a champion for women’s equality—and an insistent advocate for the adoption of “Ms.” not just in the feminist movement, but the mainstream.

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