Women's History

Texas sent its first woman to Congress in 1966. Why has she been largely forgotten?

The late U.S. Rep. Lera Thomas can't be found in the Texas State History Museum. And she's missing from most Texas history textbooks. Her tenure was …

Women's News

Link Love: 6/15/2018

Link Love: a weekly post with links to interesting videos and stories about archival issues, technology and culture, and Washington D.C. and American …

Smithsonian

Miss New Jersey Parade brings women's history to life (PHOTOS)

The Miss New Jersey Parade features 28 contestants showing their shoes.

New Jersey

The Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative amplifies the voices of women who have changed our nation through their civic, scientific, business and cultural achievements. Learn how to support the Initiative today!

As an African American woman who founded her own media company and became a cultural icon watched by millions of viewers, Oprah Winfrey harnessed the …

Black History

#SayHerName–Police Violence Against Black Women and Girls: An Interview with Andrea J. Ritchie

<i>In today’s post, Jenn M. Jackson, writer and doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago, interviews</i> …

Black History

Emmeline Pankhurst's heroic legacy that paved the way for women's rights remembered 90 years after her death

AS the coffin was carried through London streets watched by a sombre crowd, observers ­likened it to the funeral of a ­general mourned by his …

Feminism

Female Historians Try to End the I-Didn’t-Know-Any-Women Excuse for Men-Only Panels

Courtesy of Women Also Know History<p>The site Women Also Know History is meant to make it abundantly easy to find female historians to invite to speak …

Education

What to Know About This Weekend’s Centennial British Suffrage March

On June 13, 1908, 10,000 women converged on the streets of London with 800 handcrafted banners in tow. Filtered through the male gaze of the time, …

History

Objects in Space 6/7/18: We are home

Throwback Thorsday today is technically a look back at the past as well as a look forward. More accurately, it's a look to tonight and the premiere …

Women's News

Ser Serpas, You were created to be so young (self-harm and exercise) // Lena Tuntunjian, Have you considered deletion? // Women’s History Museum, Her bed surrounded by machines // June 9–September 2, 2018

<b>Ser Serpas</b><b>:</b> <b>You were created to be so young (self-harm and exercise)</b><b><br>Lena Tuntunjian</b><b>:</b> <b>Have you considered deletion?</b><b><br>Women’s History Museum</b><b>:</b> <b>Her bed</b> …

Depression

This Picture Tells a Tragic Story of What Happened to Women After D-Day

They called it the <i>épuration sauvage,</i> the wild purge, because it was spontaneous and unofficial. But, yes, it was savage, too. In the weeks and months …

Women's News

Women Also Know History

Expert Historians.<p>By promoting and supporting the work of women historians, we offer a concrete way to address explicit and implicit gender bias in …

Women's News

Historian, writer and Metro State instructor Anne Webb dies

Anne Webb was fascinated with history, particularly women’s history.“She was a feminist,” said her daughter Jenny Fusaro of Eden Prairie. “Probably …

Lake Superior

Food hall in Denver's historic Dairy Block now open

Weather Alert9 Weather AlertsLearn More<p>The Denver Milk Market, run by acclaimed Denver Chef Frank Bonanno, opened June 1 with 15 restaurants, bars, …

Food

Stuart Weitzman Is Sharing His Private Shoe Collection—and It's Unreal

Calling all shoe lovers!<p>Stuart Weitzman is sharing his personal shoe collection for the first time—and it's every shoe lovers dream. The <i>Walk This Way</i> exhibition, housed at the New-York Historical Society, explores how shoes have changed from their utilitarian purpose to become representations of …

Fashion

Black Nationalist Women's Activism in 1920s Harlem

Like Collins, Jacques Garvey became increasingly active in UNIA affairs shortly after joining the organization. Unlike Ashwood, who maintained a very …

Black History

Lily of Liberty: Amelia Bloomer at 200

With her newspaper, The Lily, Amelia Bloomer changed how American women thought about themselves; with her popularisation of the bloomer, she changed …

History

Lomopedia - Widelux F7

This beautiful camera still fetches a hefty price in the market today. Want to know why? Learn more about it in this installment of Lomopedia.Read …

Hung Up

Amelia Bloomer Didn’t Mean to Start a Fashion Revolution, But Her Name Became Synonymous With Trousers

In mid-1800s America, everyone agreed women’s clothing posed a problem. The dictates of modesty called for floor-length dresses, and fashion demanded …

Innovation

From snipers to moms: World War II exhibit focuses on women

The terrors of World War II impacted most of the world's women, both on the home and battlefronts.<p>A new exhibition opening Friday at the …

World War II

Opinion | Suffrage trail honors a woman's place — in Tennessee history

Imagine being born in a country where you were denied the right to vote just because you were a woman.<p>That was how it was for most American women …

Feminism

When duty called in WWII, women answered

One photograph shows the future Queen Elizabeth II as a teenager in coveralls, her head buried under the hood of a truck as she makes repairs to the …

Boston

This 6-month season of events will celebrate women’s history in London

Women: Work and Power will run from the end of May until November.<p>At The Nursery theatre in Moorgate, three nights of improvised theatre will tackle …

Women's History

The Promise of the Nation of Islam

<i>This post is part of our online roundtable on Ula Taylor’s</i> The Promise of Patriarchy <i></i><p>Controversy over the Nation of Islam (NOI) erupted in the news …

Black History

Uncovering of the Women of the Nation of Islam

<i>This post is part of our online roundtable on Ula Taylor’s</i> The Promise of Patriarchy <i></i><p>In her 2008 seminal essay, “Women in the Documents: Thoughts on …

Black History

The Female Trailblazers of the Coast Guard

<i>[By William H. Thiesen, Ph.D., Coast Guard Atlantic Area historian]</i><p><i>Don’t be a Spare; be a SPAR. Release a fighting Coast Guardsman for combat; train</i> …

Coast Guard

Study on Women in Social Studies Standards Finds Equity Issues

Staff at the National Women's History Museum studied every state's K–12 social studies standards for U.S. history to see what women and "topics …

School Libraries

The Complexities and Contradictions of the Nation of Islam

<i>This post is part of our online roundtable on Ula Taylor’s</i> The Promise of Patriarchy <i></i><p>In <i>The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam</i>, Ula …

Black History

The Amazons Were Based on Real-Life Women Warriors Who Were Cool as Hell

The Amazons aren't just the stuff of Greek myth and "Wonder Woman" movies. New evidence suggests that they had living counterparts in nomadic Scythian warrior tribes.<p>In ancient Greek myth, the Amazons only exist in reference—and deference—to Greek heroes. They are there to be fought and to provide …

Ancient History

Dutch researchers uncover dirty jokes in Anne Frank's diary

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Researchers using digital technology deciphered the writing on two pages of Anne Frank's diary that she had pasted over with brown masking paper, discovering four naughty jokes and a candid explanation of sex, contraception and prostitution.<p>"Anyone who reads the passages that have …

Business