We all owe the suffragists who secured the vote. Use it!
Apparently, even in 2020, there is something suspect, even shameful, about devoting too much page time to the body, despite the fact that we all conduct our lives from within a body. But I’ve been body-observant for years—perhaps because my mother loved her own body.
With her new book, “Welcome to Wherever We Are: A Memoir of Family, Caregiving and Redemption,” sociologist Deborah J. Cohan explores the complexities of caring for an aging parent with a history of abusive behavior.
Tess Taylor, a poet in the Bay Area, undertook the journey once travelled by Dorothea Lange, the extraordinary woman photographer.
“She inspired me as a model of persistence.”
The feminist icon Mary Wollstonecraft is best known as the author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), a pioneering argument for women’s rights. In the 1980s, I, a New Yorker, fought London’s National Portrait Gallery to see that a compelling portrait of Wollstonecraft was finally put on display. Today, the Mary on the Green […]
The Brandywine River Museum’s “Votes for Women: A Visual History” exhibit provides museum guests with an opportunity to reflect on the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
“I’m Not Dying with You Tonight” is a novel about two young women trying to survive the night as race riots rip through their city. Inspired by an incident that occurred during the 2015 Baltimore riots, Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal decided to write a novel about teens dealing with a similar ordeal.
“19: The Musical” is a two-hour musical that chronicles women’s struggle to gain the right to vote—which was finally won a century ago with the 19th amendment to the U.S. constitution. Modeled after Hamilton, “19” brings to life a story that few Americans know or understand.
In “The Bostonians,” the North—represented by Olive Chancellor, a wealthy woman’s rights advocate—and the South—represented by the anti-feminist womanizer and very sensual Basil Ransome—fight for control over Verena Tarrant, a young woman with a talent for public speaking who is the daughter of greedy spiritualists and the granddaughter of abolitionists.
For women’s history month, award-winning historian Keisha N. Blain shares some of her favorite books on Black women’s history.