Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Susie Lee (D-NV) and Susan Brooks (R-IN) are renewing their calls for the creation of a national museum dedicated to honoring the contributions of women throughout American history. Maloney and Fitzpatrick are lead sponsors of H.R. 1980, the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act. The other members joined […]
City officials and local movement leaders in Los Angeles came together Saturday for the dedication of what is now Dolores Huerta Square.
Abolitionist and suffragette Julia Ward Howe’s 1870 “Mother’s Day Proclamation” called for advancing peace and equality. Centuries later, her words still ring true.
Cloth making—reeling, spinning, weaving, knitting—is historically “night work,” most often done by women, most often poor women, then and now, all over the earth.
The women of the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society harnessed public space in revolutionary ways—and brought radical inclusivity to their movement.
During Women’s History Month, many regional competitions of the History Bee take place around the country—and I’m beginning to think they missed the memo about March.
Can we do better than our foremothers? As we prepare to celebrate the centennial of the woman suffrage amendment, we have the opportunity to create a truth and reconciliation process, acknowledging that while the suffragists may have partially won the battle for the vote, they lost the war for injustice.
My mom, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer (Bobbie for short) was an alchemist. She could turn anything into something precious and worthy. Then there was me: a free spirit that had been running from my mother’s shadow my whole life, as most daughters do, to find my own light—until I ran smack into hers.
Marilyn Artus is crossing the country this summer to honor the upcoming centennial of women’s suffrage in the U.S. with a defiant act of patriotism—remixing the American Flag in collaboration with other artists with the goal of turning it into a piece of feminist art.
Movements don’t have a beginning and an end. They are dams historians build in the river of history to capture the flow in a particular moment, and historians regularly move the location of those dams. And history is defined less by what happened than by who tells the story. When we mark the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment, it’s essential that we continue to investigate and explore the unheard and marginalized voices of the suffrage movement.