Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less.Myra Pollack SadkerProfessor, Author, Researcher, and Activist
Did you know that NWHM records almost all of our virtual programs for on demand viewing? Watch a recording of a Sundays@Home conversation on the History of Black Feminism from March 2023 with Dr. Alison Parker, Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall, and Dr. Anastasia Curwood.
Watch the video here.
Featured Biographies for February
During the 1940s, artist and sculptor Selma Burke won a nationwide contest for the commission of a bronze relief portrait of President Franklin Roosevelt. Burke felt that photographs of Roosevelt were inadequate for her needs and requested a sitting with the President so she could sketch him. Roosevelt agreed and Burke sketched Roosevelt over two days in February 1944. Burke’s profile of Roosevelt is widely acknowledged as the basis for his image on the US dime. The dime’s image is officially attributed to US Mint Chief Engraver John Sinnock, but many, including Burke, claim that Sinnock borrowed from her depiction.
Learn more about Black women in the arts throughout US history such as Burke, Bernice Johnson Reagon, and Laverne Cox in this month’s featured biographies.
Use the NWHM’s compendium of online biographies to spark curiosity and dig deeper into women’s impact throughout our shared national history. Explore more here.
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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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.
NWHM and Collaborative Partner Blue Telescope Named 2023 Gold Winner Recipient of the Muse Award for Experiential & Immersive Exhibition Experience for "Black Feminist DC"
Statement from Frédérique Irwin, President and CEO of the National Women’s History Museum, on the American Women Quarters Program and the 2025 Honorees
Help unlock the past, one word at a time.
Join us to transcribe Clara Barton’s papers, held at the Library of Congress! This free, virtual event is open throughout the month of March to anyone who wants to be a part of this essential, crowdsourced public history project. How much you transcribe is up to you.
Calling All Kids (and their grownups)!
Join author Nancy Churnin on March 20 as she reads her 2019 picture book, Martin & Anne: The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank. Nancy will then answer young readers’ questions!
Now Open at the MLK Library in Washington, DC!
NWHM's award-winning exhibition, We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC, traces Black feminism in Washington, DC from the turn of the 20th century through the civil rights and Black Power movements to today.
A History of Women's Access to Higher Education in the U.S.
Learn more about Title IX and the champions behind this seminal legislation that significantly expanded access to higher education.