POSTS FROM ‘Women's History’

  • Since March 2015 the online journal and database, Women and Social Movements in the United States (WASM), has been engaged in successive efforts to create an Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage movement in the United States. The project began with the submission by Alice Paul biographer, Jill D. Zahniser, of a database of […]

  • Will the high tide of a national designation raise all women’s history boats? Just over one year ago, the former Sewall-Belmont House & Museum (SBHM) became the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument (BEPA). The partnership with National Park Service is off to a great start and there are exciting joint projects in the works. The […]

  • One of the founding objectives of the Women’s History Affinity Group at AASLH is to ‘[foster] mentoring, professional development, and strongly encourage young women to strive for leadership positions within their professional organizations. The “Women Who Mentor” blog series asks successful women from across the field to share their experiences and advice with women, as […]

  • One of the founding objectives of the Women’s History Affinity Group at AASLH is to “[foster] mentoring, professional development, and strongly encourage young women to strive for leadership positions within their professional organizations. The “Women Who Mentor” blog series asks successful women from across the field to share their experiences and advice with women, as […]

  • As a history student at Morgan State University, Cynthia Neverdon participated in non-violent direct actions, primarily pushing for integrated public spaces. One July night in 1963, she was jailed for leading a number of other college students in a demonstration to integrate the white only Northwood movie theater on Hillen Road in West Baltimore. A […]

  • One of the founding objectives of the Women’s History Affinity Group at AASLH is to ‘[foster] mentoring, professional development, and strongly encourage young women to strive for leadership positions within their professional organizations.” The “Women Who Mentor” blog series asks successful women from across the field to share their experiences and advice with women, as […]

  • One of the founding objectives of the Women’s History Affinity Group at AASLH is to “[foster] mentoring, professional development, and strongly encourage young women to strive for leadership positions within their professional organizations.” The “Women Who Mentor” blog series asks successful women from across the field to share their experiences and advice with women, as […]

  • “What did the women do?” This question from our Executive Director was the beginning of our organization’s journey into Museum Theatre, and into a whole new way of approaching the subject of History altogether. I count myself as extremely lucky to be able to work in a job that allows me to put my love […]

  • It’s March again, and the arrival of another Women’s History Month got me wondering about when this national observance began. Much to my surprise, a National Women’s History Month did not actually begin in the 1970s when the second wave of the women’s equality movement and campaign to pass the Equal Rights Amendment were in […]

  • Amid all the discussions about the unprecedented campaign for U.S. president by a woman candidate, it is important to have historical perspective. Until recently, scholarship on U.S. elections virtually ignored women who ran for public office before the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. Hillary Clinton’s candidacy has brought this history to the forefront […]