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Curated Recommendation

Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement by Cathleen D. Cahill (UNC Press, 2020).

Recasting the Vote tells the story of women's suffrage with the women of today in mind. Through probing research and vivid storytelling, Cathleen Cahill unearths how women of color charted their own routes to voting rights, transforming a movement. Their lives speak to our own time through timely lessons about how racism and sexism can undercut women's political power. This is the book we have long been waiting for and that we need.” - Martha S. Jones, Historian and NWHM Scholars Advisory Council Member

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It’s Time to Complete the Story. 

Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less.

Myra Pollack Sadker
Professor, Author, Researcher, and Activist

Articles & Features

During the summer of 1964, hundreds of college students flooded Mississippi. The students came from different backgrounds, colleges, and Civil Rights organizations. Despite these differences, they had one goal, increase voter registration among African Americans in Mississippi.

Fab Five Biographies

This January, the NWHM celebrates Five Inspiring Women who fought, and are continuing to fight, for equality, civil rights and opportunities for women in the workplace. 

If we want our girls to benefit from the courage and wisdom of the women before them, we have to share the stories.

Shireen Dodson
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Many of us are not sure how to counter racism when we witness it and don’t know what to say when people we know downplay or trivialize the hate, prejudice and discrimination that Black people (and other people of color) experience in our country.

Being an ally in the struggle for African-American justice and equality goes beyond simply not being racist. We hope this list of resources help to educate and motivate you to take action.

Students and Educators

Discover our educational resources. Find lesson plans, biographies, posters, timelines, videos, and more on a wide variety of women's history topics. 

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Statement from National Women's History Museum Board Chair Susan Whiting on the Passage of Women's History Museum Legislation

Read our statement on the passage of the Women's History Museum legislation.
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Representation with a Hyphen: Latinas in the Fight for Women's Suffrage

National Women’s History Museum and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises Partner on New Virtual Exhibit on Latinas in the Fight for Women’s Suffrage

The virtual exhibit, "Representation with a Hyphen: Latinas in the Fight for Women's Suffrage," tells the story of the bicultural political engagement, experience, and role of Latinas in the fight for women’s right to vote.
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Upcoming Events

2021-01-24

NWHM Presents! [email protected]: Remembering Lula and the Selma Teachers' March

Join the NWHM for a conversation with Joyce Parrish O'Neal and Phyllis Parrish Alston remembering the Selma Teachers' March of 1965.
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2021-01-27

Brave Girls Virtual Storytime: "The Teachers March!: How Selma's Teachers Changed History"

Join NWHM and author Sandra Neil Wallace for a very special Brave Girls Virtual Storytime reading of "The Teachers March!," followed by a Q&A!
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2021-01-31

NWHM Presents! [email protected]: Women Changing the World — A Conversation with Stephanie Schriock

Join author and activist Stephanie Schriock for a discussion on her new book, "Run to Win: Lessons in Leadership for Women Changing the World."
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2021-02-17

Brave Girls Virtual Storytime: "Popo's Lucky Chinese New Year"

Join author Virginia Loh-Hagan for a very special Brave Girls Virtual Storytime reading of "Popo's Lucky Chinese New Year!"
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