"You don't want to grow up to be a character in a book. You want to grow up to be a powerful woman."
Meet Girl Scout Troop 3484 (Greater New York), an inspiring group of young activists on a determined mission to spread awareness about the Monumental Women campaign from the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan ... [Read More]
Our friends at the New York State Museum need our help and yours in growing their women's history collection. Specifically, they are seeking posters, buttons, banners, other materials carried, worn and/or used by New Yorkers at the Women’s March On Washington in DC, and in other sister marches held around NY state ... [Read More]
Meet Skye Lucas and Ariel Deutsch, two seniors from different NYC high schools, who became fast friends through their mutual interest in feminism, activism, and women’s history. After hearing about the #MonumentalWomen campaign from the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund, ... [Read More]
By Sharon Weeks - It came to my attention recently, after the Women's March on Washington, that many young women are completely satisfied with their lives right now (which isn't necessarily a bad thing.) I will refer to this as their "status quo". But first a crash course in women’s history and a mention of many past marches and the influence they have had. I beg them, and you, to read on.
One thing I ... [Read More]
If you have not yet seen (and been inspired by) the 3X Academy Award nominated film "Hidden Figures", starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, now is your chance to see it… for free this Saturday, February 18th, in 14 select cities across the US.
The film, which has already reached ... [Read More]
Edith Clarke was born 134 years ago today, on February 10 in 1883 in a small Maryland farming community. One of nine children, both her parents died by the time she was just 12 years old. Six years later, Edith made the life-changing decision to use the little inheritance money she received to study mathematics and astronomy ... [Read More]
The 1960s and early 1970s were the Rock Star era of anthropology, when each year seemed to bring a stunning new glimpse into the early development of man, and being a top anthropologist was to be a household name on par with Buzz Aldrin or Leonard Bernstein. And while individual ... [Read More]
In 1923, when Estelle Massey graduated from the City Hospital No. 2 School of Nursing with the highest exam score in the entire state of Missouri, only 14 of the nation's 1300 schools for nursing allowed black people to even apply. The American Nursing Association did not accept black nurses as members, and the US Navy categorically refused ... [Read More]